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Discussion forum censorship on The Daily Mail?

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I'm getting a little fed up with the Daily Mail website.  This is something that happens to me quite a lot and I believe it also happens on other discussion forums out there.  When I see an article that is of interest to me I'll often want to add a comment, but on some of the stories they are censored even though what I'm saying is a valid point.  Why does this happen?

One story appeared recently saying that there is research out saying chest x-rays are not always successful in diagnosing early stage lung cancer and that some patients may need to go back for further x-rays.

Did my comment on the forum get published?

Someone commented that this is yet more evidence that the NHS was a complete failure.  As an x-ray student I thought I'd reply and put the message straight.

I said that this is a piece of research which is pointing out that our current methods of diagnosing lung cancer are not always successful and should be taken on board so we can improve best practice.  Did my comment on the forum get published?  No, of course it didn't!

Normal Xray of chest. Heart in the centre. Personally, I feel that there is far too much censorship today and that otherwise valid, sensible and relevant points of view are being ignored.

I read a while back on The Daily Mail says that 'education standards are falling.'  Well, if they are going to encourage incorrect viewpoints on their website and not publish anything from anyone who looks like they know what they're talking about, I'm not surprised that people are lacking in the grey cells department!

By: James


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disgusted

disgusted

Most readers know that the Daily Mail is paid for celebrity coverage -a HUGE no no in journalism but things different online. This is evident with 12 years of glowing Kardashian coverage. Seems Meghan Markle's team has caught on - today you'd think she was named the Queen of England - lead story, glowing, fawning coverage and moderated comments skewed to look like the people love her - what money can buy these days is amazing.
12/09 disgusted
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SteveS

SteveS

Don't know when you posted this but it still goes on today. Post a fact and it'll not get through moderation. I've also found that posting views not in line with the papers right wing bias sometimes also don't appear.
07/09 SteveS
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Ivor

Ivor

you expect to quote the koran on the daily mail site? for real? and the mail is NOT a left-wing 'news'paper..
21/08 Ivor
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hadneough

hadneough

I boycotted DM for a long time due to its very apparent leanings toward the left, reporting false news plus never retracting when things turned out to be false -i.e. Covington kids; supporting Jussie Smollett which turned out to be a hoax. Someone told me this week that there have been changes at DM and it's back to at least attempting to provide balanced reporting. This week I've checked it out and agree something is changing. I'll see how it goes.
16/08 hadneough
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Dailymailuser

Dailymailuser

Im looking for article like this. Got banned today... have like 80thousand likes and only 10thousand dislikes... got banned for idk what may be offensive? I dont even remember what im commenting but its mostly moderate and sensible. Dailymail become such wuss especially with jonas article that priyanka, she thinks shes above everyone. Got deleted once in that article. And also that nicole swashzinger got deleted many time just by calling her desperate. Never want to look at her stupid article everytime it came out. To the senior editor: FU.
15/08 Dailymailuser
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disgusted

disgusted

On articles where a white person commits a crime against a black DM's headline will read "White man.....against black man. When that situation is reversed there is no mention of race. That in itself I consider to be racist and wonder how DM gets away with it.
15/08 disgusted
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Mitcham

Mitcham

I too suffer from being blacklisted from commenting on a number of subjects to DM articles. One expects to have some comments un-published from time to time, but a blanket ban is blatant censorship. For example I am not permitted to post comments or replies to articles dealing with Islam and Muslims - even though some of my comments have been quoting passages from the Koran.
10/08 Mitcham
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notrust

notrust

On July 31 DM ran a story with headline "Prince William and Kate Middleton join Google Camp" Only problem was there was no fact checking and it turned out to be false. Nine hours later DM runs another story "Kate and William did NOT go to Camp Google for A-list" and blames it on Italian media. DM has egg on face...again. My guess is the Palace raised a fuss as well it should since information was false.
31/07 notrust
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bloke

bloke

Another day. Another account de-activated for "going against the community guidelines". Another login.
24/07 bloke
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guest

guest

notrust.....the daily mail.....definitely.....isn't.....racist. if you say that sentence 5 times in front of a mirror, it doesn't become true.
16/07 guest
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notrust

notrust

To the "guest" below - this was helpful but I still wonder why moderation on all articles which include African Americans. DM also uses race in headlines - it will state "white man beats black man" but when it's a black man beating a white no race is mentioned. This seems odd to me and somewhat racist.
15/07 notrust
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guest

guest

internet tip.....currently the DM doesn't shadowban/censor (s/b = comment only visible to your own login). (DM sometimes says unmoderated when it is (if last comment on unmoderated article is 2 hours ago, its not unmoderated) and they sometimes publish your comment 24 hours after you submitted it, so no-one sees it, and they have been known to change unmoderated articles to moderated, and remove existing comments) but the DM at the moment, doesn't actually shadowcensor.

twitter shadowbans, facebook shadowbans, any comment sections which use facebook logins (eg, huffington post), & some review sites shadow censor.

tip....whenever you submit something to a site (comment, review, & so on...) always log out and check your comment is visible publically. and pass the word about...
14/07 guest
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notrust

notrust

I just took a look at DM searching for Wimbledon news but lead story is Harry and Meghan attending Lion King premier with Beyonce and JayZ. Comments are moderated which DM does with all articles featuring African Americans. Read through the comments all which read and sound the same so either these are paid commenters (Meghan's PR team strategy) or DM staffers trying to improve her image. Last place I go to these days.
14/07 notrust
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Rockboy

Rockboy

Why what in the world could you possibly be talking about... Your comments weren't censored they were simply moderated....
11/07 Rockboy
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guest

guest

barbie...new account

"we have received a number of complaints", I can confirm this could be one complaint. it's possible it could be no complaints.
"we have reviewed..." etc etc. this is just b*ll*cks to make them sound official.
09/07 guest
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