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Complainant Name:
Mr Iain Macdonald

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


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.


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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