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What editorial standards should be adopted by newspapers in relation to letters that contain health claims?

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Newspapers have a responsibility to report the truth to their readers, and the trustworthiness of the print media remains crucial in our age of decentralized, social media and online commentary. Honest reporting of the evidence and the uncertainties around health claims are especially important as there may be serious consequences if incorrect information is disseminated. Letters to the Editor can fall into a grey area where the responsibility for statements are unclear.

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Peer review status:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3197-9891
Publisher:
Royal Society of Thailand
Journal:
International Journal of the Royal Society of Thailand More from this journal
Volume:
X
Issue:
2018
Pages:
53-64
Publication date:
2020-06-23
Acceptance date:
2020-06-23
ISSN:
1906-7879
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1155722
Local pid:
pubs:1155722
Deposit date:
2021-01-13

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