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Complainant Name:
Mr Iain Macdonald

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Mr Iain Macdonald complained to the Press Complaints Commission that, in an online article, the newspaper incorrectly portrayed ants as creatures with familial bonds and in doing so made a number of scientific mistakes regarding the relationships between the animals.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the addition of the following statement to the online article:

This article is a light-hearted interpretation of the photographs and was not intended to be a scientific piece.

Date Published: 05/12/2011



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