Daily Mail Is Now Officially Fake News


Microsoft’s Edge Internet Browser is warning users not to trust the Daily Mail’s journalism as part of a feature designed to fight Fake News. The Daily Mail recently maintained it's reputation for falsehoods after being named as the media title with the highest number of upheld complaints by IPSO, the Independent Press Standards Organisation, for the third year running.

Visitors to Mail Online who use Microsoft Edge can now see a statement asserting that ...
this website generally fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability and has been forced to pay damages in numerous high-profile cases.
The message, which is produced by a third-party startup called NewsGuard, tells readers to proceed carefully given that ...
the site regularly publishes content that has damaged reputations, caused widespread alarm, or constituted harassment or invasion of privacy.
It gives Mail Online, one of the world’s biggest news websites, one out of five on credibility – the same level as the Kremlin-backed RT news service.

NewsGuard is run by news industry veterans and says it is trying to establish industry-standard benchmarks for which news websites should be trusted. It employs analysts to manually check whether sites meet a series of journalistic standards, making all its judgments public and inviting outlets to respond to criticism and improve their standards to gain a higher rating.

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