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ABC reverses editorial decisions on Capitol breach and Craig Kelly Covid posts – The Guardian

Staff initially banned from calling attack on US Capitol an insurrection and changes reference to Kelly’s ‘unofficial information’ to ‘misinformation’



The ABC has reversed two editorial decisions about its reporting on the assault on the US Capitol and misinformation about Covid-19 spread by the MP Craig Kelly.
On Tuesday Mark Maley, the ABCs manager of editorial policy, banned unattributed use of the word insurrection in news reporting to describe the 6 January attack.
But by Wednesday afternoon the ABC had reversed its position, with Maley issuing fresh guidance admitting there was overwhelming prima facie evidence that the Capitol attack,…

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