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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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Stacy

Stacy

After several years of posting my account was banned with no reason given. My most recent comments were pro-Trump but they were pretty mild. The only thing I can think of is that right before I got banned I said something negative about Soros. His name is censored there so you have to disguise the letter "o" with the number "0" or your comment won't go through. I'm guessing that is what did it? I don't understand why some people are deemed to be so above criticism that you can't even discuss them at all. Mitcham- After I was banned my user name was still on their website (although I could no longer post comments) so I asked them to delete my account. They sent me an email to confirm that I wanted to be deleted. That email had all of my account info on it including what devices I used (they had my laptop including the screen resolution!) as well as my cell phone and IP numbers for both. They can even tell what browsers you are using with each. I'm guessing that you can't create a new identity because they keep track of all of this information and can still tell it's you.
01:13 Stacy
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Wizelady

Wizelady

Here here!
23/01 Wizelady
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spankie

spankie

For some reason I believe my account has been either suspended or cancelled.
Although I think I received some notification I thought it a scam and deleted I
How do I get the cancellation rescinded?
18/01 spankie
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Mitcham

Mitcham

After complaining that my ability to comment on DM stories had been removed it was suggested in this blog that I adopt a new identity to overcome the problem. I followed that suggestion - to no avail, my comments continued to be binned. What am I supposed to do?
13/01 Mitcham
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Guest

Guest

"Clive Lewis calls for referendum on future of Royal Family"

The counrty does not need a referendum The royals are doing a great job of destroying themselves and their rotton empire.
10/01 Guest
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Spruce Goose

Spruce Goose

Any comment supporting Megan and Harry gets deleted!
10/01 Spruce Goose
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Silvy

Silvy

My comments have also disappeared from my profile as has my red and green arrow count. There doesn't seem to be anywhere to contact to ask about this but I have found a few other mentions on other odd sites. Doesn't seem to have stopped hateful comments about the younger members of the royal family though.
10/01 Silvy
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Stucker_hill

Stucker_hill

Am I the only one, or has anybody else noticed that the total figures for accrued green and red comments seems to have disappeared altogether?
09/01 Stucker_hill
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DisgruntledBob

DisgruntledBob

This winds me up no end. The rules for posting are made clear and I make sure I follow them.. but if your opinion differs from mainstream or is remotely controversial then they won't publish your comment. Sometimes they just won't publish it regardless of what it says.

Unless you are towing the line or spewing support for the author then they don't let you post it.
19/12 DisgruntledBob
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Billy5

Billy5

Please are the comments real in the daily fail ??
18/12 Billy5
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guest

guest

Mitcham - you know what to do. another day, another account.
29/11 guest
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guest

guest

so teh "establishment" doesn't want us to vote for Farage. seems like a good enough reason to vote for Farage. it's either Larry the cat, or Farage, and Larry isn't running for it.
29/11 guest
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Mitcham

Mitcham

In August I wrote a piece on this blog about having so many of my factual, reasonable and polite comments not making it onto the page. The Daily Mail has now informed me that my account has been permanently terminated for 'breaching Community Guidelines'. No indication was offered as to how I 'breached Community Guidelines'. This high-handed action, without explanation or ability to appeal is blatant censorship, the action of a kangaroo court.
27/11 Mitcham
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Pargolfer

Pargolfer

Over the years, I have had some comments removed, because someone has complained. Then re-instated, but what the complaint was there is no indication.

Now over the past three days, the ability to input comments has been removed. I have reported this to the DM Tech and yet there is still not action. This happens on all browsers, so have I been banned or is there a problem with their site?
15/11 Pargolfer
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guest

guest

except for the jewish bit
04/11 guest
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