Microsoft classified the Daily Mail as fake news and people love it
Microsoft – stick with us, please – has called out the Daily Mail for fake news in a new feature on its internet browser.
Something it has called NewsGuard tells readers to proceed with caution because ‘the site regularly publishes content that has damaged reputations, caused widespread alarm, or constituted harassment or invasion of privacy’.
It also says Mail Online ‘generally fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability’ and ‘has been forced to pay damages in numerous high-profile cases’.
Finally, something to like about Microsoft.
And here’s how they came to their decision.
— SecurityJunkie (@sec_junkie) January 23, 2019
Yep, looks about right to us. And this is what people made of it.
— Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) January 23, 2019
Hahah wow that’s fucking brilliant. This is UK Fox News right?
Easily defensible if the Mail do choose to bring legal action.
"How often do you have to print corrections and retractions?"
"At least one a day, if not more often. And that's just the print version"
"The defence rests, your honour"
— Enough Of That Now (@AndyGilder) January 23, 2019
Holy crap… https://t.co/D31qOCNbyj
— Daniel Sugarman (@Daniel_Sugarman) January 23, 2019
Apparently, it is graded as 1 out of 5, the same as the Kremlin's site. Pretty unfair on the Kremlin if you ask me.
— Jim O'Brien (@JimOBrien2012) January 23, 2019
incredible scenes https://t.co/7wKyYc7fbd
— Alan White (@aljwhite) January 23, 2019
And here’s what the Mail Online told the Guardian in response.
“We have only very recently become aware of the NewsGuard startup and are in discussions with them to have this egregiously erroneous classification resolved as soon as possible.”