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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’

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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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