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Complainant Name:
Dr Tom Dolphin

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Metro


Dr Tom Dolphin complained that an article had misleadingly compared a new superbug in San Francisco with HIV. He was concerned that the headline appeared wrongly to quote official research into the superbug.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper made clear that the headline was the newspapers summary of the import of the research, not a direct quote. It made clear that it had published responses on its website, and a letter in the paper itself, critical of the connection it had made between the superbug and HIV.

Report: 76

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