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Complainant Name:
J McKillop

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Metro

Complaint:

J McKillop complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice in the headline of an online article about the ebola virus. The headline read "British Ebola outbreak: Doctors ordered to look out for deadly symptoms as killer virus hits UK", and the complainant said that it was inaccurate as there had been no confirmed cases of the virus in the UK.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved after the PCC negotiated the amendment of the headline of the online article so that it read "Ebola outbreak: British doctors ordered to look out for deadly symptoms amid warnings of virus risk to UK".

Date Published:

25/07/2014



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