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    Wikipedia has decided the Daily Mail is too unreliable to be cited as a reference in articles.

    "Summarising the discussion, a Wikipedia editor wrote: “Consensus has determined that the Daily Mail (including its online version dailymail.co.uk) is generally unreliable, and its use as a reference is to be generally prohibited, especially when other more reliable sources exist. As a result, the Daily Mail should not be used for determining notability, nor should it be used as a source in articles. An edit filter should be put in place, going forward to warn editors attempting to use the Daily Mail as a reference.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...ce-for-website
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Wikipedia has decided the Daily Mail is too unreliable to be cited as a reference in articles.

    "Summarising the discussion, a Wikipedia editor wrote: “Consensus has determined that the Daily Mail (including its online version dailymail.co.uk) is generally unreliable, and its use as a reference is to be generally prohibited, especially when other more reliable sources exist. As a result, the Daily Mail should not be used for determining notability, nor should it be used as a source in articles. An edit filter should be put in place, going forward to warn editors attempting to use the Daily Mail as a reference.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...ce-for-website
    I hope Buzzfeed, Breitbart, Huffington Post and Politico are all banned sources too.
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    Wonderful and professional decision. We need to win this war against false and misleading right wing 'alternative facts' and propaganda.
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    I hope Buzzfeed, Breitbart, Huffington Post and Politico are all banned sources too.
    Not specifically listed here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipe...ces#News_media

    But digging in here finds, for example, HuffPo is "banned"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipe...uffington_Post

    Also Breitbart

    You can search the archive here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipe...es/Noticeboard
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    Shame. The Daily Mail's calm and accurate reporting of scientific research is something to be commended.
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    I hope Buzzfeed, Breitbart, Huffington Post and Politico are all banned sources too.
    I'm pleased to add, TheStudentRoom isn't banned
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    (Original post by jneill)
    I'm pleased to add, TheStudentRoom isn't banned
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    Unsurprisingly The Daily Express was banned a while ago.
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    Let's hope infowars.com is also on the culling list.

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    If they were actually stupid enough to use that site as a reference source in the first place.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    I'm pleased to add, TheStudentRoom isn't banned
    ...yet
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    (Original post by STEMisSuperior.)
    Wonderful and professional decision. We need to win this war against false and misleading right wing 'alternative facts' and propaganda.
    It's not just right wing sources, especially on Facebook. Critical analysis of news isn't just for April Fools' Day!
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    (Original post by CurlyBen)
    It's not just right wing sources, especially on Facebook. Critical analysis of news isn't just for April Fools' Day!
    True, The Daily Mirror is banned too.
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    (Original post by Nirvana1989-1994)
    Let's hope infowars.com is also on the culling list.

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    If they were actually stupid enough to use that site as a reference source in the first place.


    Lol,Alex Jones is something else. Can't believe I used to believe everything he used to say loooool

    Also that Paul Joseph Watson dude and his aweful accent,good lord,god damn :puke:
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    (Original post by CurlyBen)
    It's not just right wing sources, especially on Facebook. Critical analysis of news isn't just for April Fools' Day!
    True, all the alt right russian propaganda is a serious issue that needs addressing
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    I hope Buzzfeed, Breitbart, Huffington Post and Politico are all banned sources too.
    What's wrong with Politico? :unsure::eek:
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Lol,Alex Jones is something else. Can't believe I used to believe everything he used to say loooool

    Also that Paul Joseph Watson dude and his aweful accent,good lord,god damn :puke:
    :lol::eek: How???

    True. :rofl:
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    (Original post by Nirvana1989-1994)
    :lol::eek: How???

    True. :rofl:
    I don't know know,just the way he pretends to have evidence for everything about the illuminati and big government taking over our freedoms and how they're intoxicating our food and water loooool. I was young and gullible.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I don't know know,just the way he pretends to have evidence for everything about the illuminati and big government taking over our freedoms and how they're intoxicating our food and water loooool. I was young and gullible.
    :rofl: I see what you mean.

    You have to see his appearance on The Sunday Politics though:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgBq6q4x8Fw
    from 8:27
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    Get rid of the guardian to , its garbage....
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    (Original post by fleky6910)
    Get rid of the guardian to , its garbage....
    The Daily Mirror is the best source of news
 
 
 
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