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For wondering why the Daily Mail lifts stories from here - at the cost of people remaining anonymous??

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ShineYourLight2 Wed 27-May-20 20:15:46

Was reading a thread earlier about a woman who didn't want to share her scratch card winnings with family. Low and behold, it is then in the Daily Mail!

I assume the person wanted to remain anonymous - how would they feel about having their issues plastered in a national paper?! How do scummy "journalists" justify it?? Or am I being naive and they plant the stories in the first place??

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Chandler12 Wed 27-May-20 20:18:28

She shared it on a public forum confused hate the DM but no expectation of privacy from MN, it’s why people NC.

StirlingWork Wed 27-May-20 20:19:33

I've wondered this many a time.

Sparklingbrook Wed 27-May-20 20:19:36

Did the article in the Daily Mail name her?

CurtainWitcher Wed 27-May-20 20:20:45

How do they know who the poster is? How can they find out their identity?

Sparklingbrook Wed 27-May-20 20:22:02

The poster is as identifiable in the DM as they are on here presumably.

If you don't want what you post being discussed elsewhere don't post it.

ShirleyPhallus Wed 27-May-20 20:22:09

Do people think this forum is secret or hidden or something....?!

Sparklingbrook Wed 27-May-20 20:23:17

Mumsnet is a quiet corner of the internet where everyone can post their secrets and nobody will ever know. grin

ShineYourLight2 Wed 27-May-20 20:26:28

No I get it's not secret, nor did they name her. They screen grabbed the post and some responses. If you were one of the family members she is referring to though I would presume you would know who the person was.

If I posted something on MN and someone came across it from RL, I would think fair enough and deal with it. Feel it's a bit different to being in a national paper though which is read by far more people. Just think it's a bit of a shitty thing to do.

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WorraLiberty Wed 27-May-20 20:29:20

If you were one of the family members she is referring to though I would presume you would know who the person was.

Yes but that's why you don't post on a public forum if you don't want your posts to be public.

I get your point about a newspaper 'taking it further afield' so to speak but even MNHQ float stories on Facebook (possibly Twitter too).

WorraLiberty Wed 27-May-20 20:30:47

Mind you, it's not just the Daily Mail. Lots of other newspapers publish MN stories, not to mention they often end up on Jeremy Vine and This Morning.

Floralnomad Wed 27-May-20 20:33:02

You shouldn’t post anything anywhere that you are not happy to share with the entire population . I work on the theory that if you wouldn’t say it to someone’s face don’t post it .

Laaalaaaa Wed 27-May-20 20:34:27

If you want to remain ‘anonymous’ do not post on a public forum. For all she knew, the family members involved may have already read it on here.

PickUpAPickUpAPenguin Wed 27-May-20 20:49:01

The DM isn't the only company to do this.

I've seen a lot of Reddit posts recycled like that. They have AITA (Am I The Asshole?) which is their equivalent of AIBU. Yes, I said asshole rather than arsehole as it's not a British site.

LauraAshleySofa Wed 27-May-20 20:55:45

I thought the post was planted by Camelot to boost scratchcard sales so I would be interested if DM can uncover a real life person behind it

TerrapinStation Wed 27-May-20 21:07:51

ShineYourLight2

Was reading a thread earlier about a woman who didn't want to share her scratch card winnings with family. Low and behold, it is then in the Daily Mail!

I assume the person wanted to remain anonymous - how would they feel about having their issues plastered in a national paper?! How do scummy "journalists" justify it?? Or am I being naive and they plant the stories in the first place??

You are being naive, newspapers and TV discussion programmes around the world have been using threads from here for content for years, probably over a decade.

This thread comes up about as often as a story is poached

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