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Complainant Name:
Mr Phil Henry

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Scunthorpe Telegraph

Complaint:

Mr Phil Henry complained that a number of comments on the newspaper’s website – in addition to some which appeared in the Web Views section of the newspaper – had been attributed to “PH, Ashby”. He was concerned that readers may have been misled into thinking that he had made the comments, when he had not.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper – which said that it would monitor future comments – published the following statement in its Web Views section, in addition to appending it to the relevant online articles:

The Telegraph would like to make it clear that PH, Ashby is not Phil Henry of Community Union, Scunthorpe Plate Mill branch secretary, who lives in Ashby.

Report: 78



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