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Adam Oxford
Adam Oxford

Say what you like about South African media, at least we don’t really have a straight analogue for The Daily Mail – no longer the world’s most popular news-site, but still such a hateful place of lies, quasi-fascism and blatant sexism that good people don’t grace it with links. Amazingly, it has sunk to a new low in its bid to convince the British people that Covid-19 is made up by loony lefties. It’s been caught out publishing graphs which consist of made-up numbers and skipping real data to suggest that there are no excess deaths happening in the UK right now. Ironically, the Mail’s traditional readers (older folks) are those most at risk of becoming the stat they are denying here.

See the excellent thread calling them out from Conservative politician (and rarely does one of those critique the Mail) Neil O’Brien on Twitter.

(Main image – Daily Shunt)

Adam Oxford
  • Adam Oxford is a freelance journalist, media consultant and civic tech enthusiast. He also works closely with startups developing solutions to access to justice problems.

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