Mail Online’s Misleading Headline Playing on Anti-Muslim Sentiment

On 20 December 2016, the Mail Online published a misleading headline with an unproven story about navity scenes apparently ‘being banned’ in case it ‘offends 1 in 4 Muslims’ living in a Belgian town. However, according to fact checkers, Snopes, they found no evidence that this was the case. After this was raised with IPSO, it was ruled that it does not breach its code, but did note that the headline read on its own is misleading.