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Complainant Name:
Mr Ren Reynolds

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Daily Telegraph

Complaint:

Mr Ren Reynolds of Kent complained that the headline to an online article which reported the findings of a US study by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention about video games was inaccurate.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper - which removed the article from its website - published the following clarification online:

Our article of 17 August stated that a US study by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention had shown that the "average age of computer game addicts is 35". In fact, the study did not make any finding about the average age of players; this information came from the Entertainment Software Association. In addition, this figure related to all players of any age - not "adult" players - and those who played games in any capacity, not "addicts".

Report: 79



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