Section 3: Accuracy

Correcting Mistakes


We should normally acknowledge serious factual errors and correct such mistakes quickly, clearly and appropriately.  Inaccuracy may lead to a complaint of unfairness.  An effective way of correcting a mistake is saying what was wrong as well as putting it right.  Where we may have broadcast a defamatory inaccuracy Programme Legal Advice should be consulted.

(See Guidance: Taking Down Online Material)