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Complainant Name:
Dr Tom Dolphin

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Metro

Complaint:

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.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper made clear that the headline was the newspaper’s 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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