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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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jazzgone

jazzgone

Seems like they don't care if we have a valid point or not
22/02 jazzgone
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Tony

Tony

They censor any criticism of the Democrats or rioting in cities and don't want to be reminded that press censorship was practised in Europe in the 1930's with terrible results. I have seen nasty comments published but benign comments are often blocked for no apparent reason.
19/02 Tony
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perchace

perchace

I keep getting my comments removed or not published.
16/02 perchace
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Rick Bear

Rick Bear

Very true that the Daily Mail censors comments, even on threads that claim "these comments have not been moderated". The funniest was when I replied to an article about the Chinese censoring the BBC. Guess what: my comment didn't get past the Daily Mail censorship (err, I mean "moderation"). For so-called unmoderated threads they have an automated filter that blocks key words, e.g. you have to put m0der@t10n to get published.
12/02 Rick Bear
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Svenska flicka

Svenska flicka

I'm proud to say that the DM gave me a life time ban, it is just a horrible site ran by idiot mods, who decide if your comment is worthy of being approved. If your post does not appear then try it again, the second time will tell you if they are blocking it. If the second attempt fails post a two or three word comment and see if that appears. There is an ex-journalist called James King who worked for the DM in New York city, he has a blog explaining his time at the DM, titled, "my year ripping off the web with the daily mail online", it should give you some idea as to why the DM is so crap.
07/02 Svenska flicka
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N22

N22

Yes whats the poinr of a comment section that is censored, making the whole thing the viewpount of the censor.
01/02 N22
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zeta beam

zeta beam

Yes, I agree, many of my daily mail comments are not published if its anything to do with immigrants, racism or LGBQ community. They seem to be a politically correct organisation and afraid of the silent majority, offending the loud minority.
01/02 zeta beam
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London Bloke

London Bloke

Tried to post a comment , it should have been published but was not.
This is media control folks , freedom of speech seems to be a thing of the past , I did notice that all the left wing comments seem to be published but if you try and comment on a story and put the harsh truth it will never make it onto the comments section , from now folks don't even bother to waste you keyboard ink .
26/01 London Bloke
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jazzgone

jazzgone

I don't understand why they won't publish my comments,is it because I'm not bashing someone
26/01 jazzgone
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Meeka

Meeka

I just recently started posting comments to Daily Mail, and noticed only 2 out of 4 were posted. I did an internet search to see if anyone else has had this happen, and ended up on this discussion forum.

Here's an idea - start a website with links to the Daily Mail's articles where people can post the comments the Daily Mail won't publish. I bet that would frost their a$$es.
25/01 Meeka
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Georgia

Georgia

They like to have a certain narrative to fuel the fire. But are happy to leave up comments that are mean about people. A couple of times now where people have mention covid being a hoax. I have called them out and said have you ever been on a covid ward...because I work in a hospital so you should be grateful that you haven’t had to be on one. Every time the comment doesn’t get posted. Weird.
24/01 Georgia
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Minafuna

Minafuna

Daily Mail blocked me for posting:
You are doing a sterling job of informing the nation of the dangers of Covid - could you please also confirm or deny the following important information?

Covid inocculation can spike proteins, the vaccines contain synctytin-homologous proteins, which can cause infertility. Also concerning is that the mRNA vaccines from BioNTech/Pfizer contain polyethylene glycol, which can cause potentially life-threatening reactions to the vaccine
Dr. Michael Yeadon and Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg said certain safety concerns with the vaccines. The duo said they filed the lawsuit in December because the vaccines’ studies have not been long enough to know what the long-term side effects might be.
Source: //principia-scientific.com/head-of-pfizer-research-covid-vaccine-is-female-sterilization/
21/01 Minafuna
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Samsam

Samsam

Their latest trick seems to centre around the account holders comments scoring - the first thing they block is your ability to view your comments further back than 24 hours (originally you could look back up to 30 days). Now (if that has not discouraged you) they are blocking the like/dislike scoring on your individual comments - you can see them on the actual news item, but not in your comments summary. I can only guess they are using some computer algorithm link to your personal computer ID to manage these new censorship tricks.
02/01 Samsam
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Very interesting

Very interesting

VERY interesting that my account to DM was shut down during the election cycle. I tend to get hundreds of "up" arrows for cogent comments that often challenge the status quo of whatever. I could not even sign on.
Then suddenly, after certification by electors of JB, it was open. I never complained officially either.
I am convinced the junior Murdoch who support liberal causes control what can and cannot be said in the DM as they do on Fox. (like Twitter,Facebook, etc.) Likely they have made an editorial decision to allow some of the commentators at night to continue to express conservative viewpoints because, if not, their ratings would dip further.
17/12 Very interesting
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MeToo

MeToo

Remember who owns The Daily Mail. A wealthy Billionaire. You would expect him to be conservative. Maybe yes. Maybe no. However, here's an analogy to the current situation politically in the U.S. With the expectation that Joe Biden will be "crowned", outlets that were more conservative (because Trump was in) are now rushing to be in the good graces of the winner (de facto Obama 3rd term) of the election. They don't want to be crushed financially by whomever it is. So, the tendency will be to tap down on conservative opinions. Fox news, e.g., starting cow towing to more liberal viewpoints, especially with Catherine Murdoch's hatred of Trump. More so, since the "election". However, many conservative viewers dumped Fox and moved to Newsmax. The result one month on is that Fox is suddenly becoming more conservative. Seemingly money talks, as do lower ratings, and even the liberal junior Murdochs know that. What is allowed, then, on these sites, even on The Daily Mail, is related to who is in power (and can crush them) and money.
You can start new accounts if you have been "silenced" by a person or algorithm; however, they can still be traced to an IP address, and eventually the DM will win and crush your voice. Also, if you are effective in getting numberous up votes for more conservative views (if being liberal is suddenly "in"), you are too dangerous to allow to have a voice.
01/12 MeToo
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