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Complainant Name:
Mr Frances Valdes

Clauses Noted: 12

Publication: The Argus (Brighton)

Complaint:

Ms Frances Valdes of Hove complained that an online reader’s comment posted following an article about racist attacks on African taxi drivers was offensive and discriminatory.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper – which agreed that the comment was offensive and breached the terms of its website conditions – removed the relevant post and apologised to the complainant, having explained how the comment remained on the site for the length of time that it did.

Report: 77



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