Another win for CfMM and our supporters! @TheSun has changed an incredibly misleading headline and opening paragraph, following complaints from our staff and volunteers. A huge thank you to all who have written in!
The initial headline wrongly implied that half of all imported UK #COVID19 cases were from Pakistan, and noted that 65K people returned to the UK from there since 1 March, implying a huge influx of cases prior to #lockdown.
A clear example of skewed information. In fact, the data (from @PHE_uk) only included cases since 4 June, & total imported cases from Pakistan were only 30.
Today's example from the Mail Online blames far-right terror attacks in Germany on the so called 'migrant crisis' of 2015, when Angela Merkel opened the borders to migrants crossing the Mediterranean. 2/7
The article also mentions "headline-grabbing stories of sexual assaults, notably on New Year's Eve 2015/16 when more than 1,000 women in 12 cities including Cologne claimed to have been sexually assaulted, mostly by immigrants." 3/7