MailOnline falsely claimed town is a ‘no-go area for white people’

MailOnline, the online edition of the Daily Mail, has been ordered to publish a correction over an article headlined: “British towns that are no-go areas for white people”.

The article sparked numerous complaints when it was published. Following investigation, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) ruled that the piece breached its Code which forbids the publication of “inaccurate, misleading or distorted information or images, including headlines not supported by the text.” Read more in The Guardian | MailOnline: Ipso upholds complaint over town being ‘no-go area for white people’

Here in Southampton, we’ve created a Media Reporting Tool to help the city’s residents to report press coverage that is negatively biased or discriminates against people based on their ethnicity or faith. This was developed following our media survey of black Southampton residents in 2020. The survey revealed that although three quarters of respondents felt the local press negatively portrayed black people, more than half said they didn’t know how to complain. Visit our Media Reporting Tool.