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A UK newspaper which occasionally publishes material of relevance, although its reputation for truthfulness is not the best.

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Founder(s) Alfred Harmsworth
Founded 1896-05-04
Author(s) Unknown

The Daily Mail is a UK newspaper with a poor reputation for reliability.

Poor Reliability

The Daily Mail has a poor reputation for reliability and does include completely fabricated material.[citation needed]

Use on Wikispooks

If available, alternative sources should generally be used in preference. Sometimes, such as the 2009 report on the Red House meeting this may not be possible.

Banning on Wikipedia

In February 2017, Wikipedia editors decided that the Daily Mail should no longer be accepted as a source, due to "poor fact-checking, sensationalism, and flat-out fabrication." [1]

Reporting

September 11, 2001

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The Daily Mail has consistently backed the 9-11 Official narrative, writing in 2011 that "Those who believed that the September 11 attacks on America were not carried out by Al Qaeda terrorists pointed to the fall of World Trade Center Building 7 as proof of their wild claims. But a newly released video appears to finally prove once and for all that Building 7 was brought down by the intense heat of the blazing World Trade Center - and not explosives, as conspiracy theorists claim."[2]

On November 6, 2018 it posted a story about Kees van der Pijl's tweet which linked to the "9-11 Israel did it" page. Entitled "Sussex University investigates professor who claims Israel was behind 9/11 Twin Towers attacks 'with help from Zionists in US government'", it began with the statement that "Sussex University is investigating..." but 3 paragraphs further on stated that "Sussex University said it is aware of the post and has not yet decided whether to take further action."

Although a lot of the article focused on criticism which was quickly levelled at him, the comments section as of 10 November appeared broadly supportive, with criticisms of him being largely downvoted and the most upvoted comment simply asking "Why are certain topics off limits in a western world that claims to support free speech?" Another stated that The headline should read "Sussex University examines claims made by professor etc", not just "investigate professor" without certifying if the claim he made is valid or not. Another case of guilty before case proven! [3].[4]

A selection of the comments, which were broadly supportive of Kees van der Pijl

David Kelly/Premature death

Full article: David Kelly/Premature death

In 2019 the Daily Mail published a story entitled Damning new evidence that Dr Kelly DIDN'T commit suicide: The disturbing flaws in the official government story surrounding the death of Blair's chemical weapons expert.[5]

Tony Rooke

Full article: Tony Rooke
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In 2013, 9-11 dissident Tony Rooke was tried for refusing to pay his TV licence to the BBC, arguing that this would be an offence because of what he knew about the BBC's silence tacit complicity in the 9-11 cover up. The Daily Mail was the only UK corporate controlled newspaper to cover the story.[6]

Marc Turi

Full article: Marc Turi

In 2016, the Daily Mail reported on a case that that was not widely reported by other commercially-controlled media that the USDOJ had dropped all charges against Marc Turi "after he threatened to expose Obama and [Hillary] Clinton's role in arming extremists".[7]

 

Documents sourced from Daily Mail

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Sergei Skripal - "I wanted a life outside Russia"ArticleSkripal Affair
Sergei Skripal
28 September 2018Mark UrbanAdapted from "The Skripal Files, The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy" by Mark Urban, to be published by Macmillan on 4 October 2018 at £20
Document:Torture Inquiry must reveal the TrutharticleTorture
"Extraordinary rendition"
MI6
7 July 2010Peter Oborne


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