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How much prominence should online corrections and clarifications get?

February 11, 2010 2 Comments

The Press Complaints Commission is on Twitter. It tweets when it arranges for a correction or clarification to be made. Which lets us see how much prominence they are given when they're published.

Today, it tweeted:

The PCC has negotiated this page 2 and online Daily Telegraph clarification after a complaint from Graham Allen MP http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/7207124/Graham-Allen-MP.html

I asked whether this clarification was linked to, and it said:

Yes, there's a link to the clarification on the Telegraph's news homepage: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/

Oddly, if you search for Graham Allen MP on the Telegraph site, the clarification isn't in the results (this seems a fairly major omission to me - surely these things should appear in the search results. Although poor Mr Allen also gets a "Did you mean Graham Alleyn MP"!) .

But there is indeed a link - a link that says "Graham Allen MP" (no use of the word clarification). I've ringed it in red to help you find it ...

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So not all that prominent then ...

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