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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!
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!