The UK’s biggest school newsletter is coming back – and it’s getting a lot of attention from Google News
A major British newspaper has been accused of “censorship” after a copy of its newsletter containing a report on the health of its teachers and pupils was published to the Google News service.
Google News, which is available to the public, has become a major platform for UK newspapers and other publishers, allowing them to reach an audience of millions of people.
The newsletter was published in September, after a study found the number of pupils taking part in compulsory early-year schooling had fallen by a third since last year.
The news came just days after the publication of a report in the newspaper, The Times, which said the NHS had suffered a “major breakdown” in care and support services, and that children were experiencing “severely adverse effects” from the new system.
Google said the Google newsfeed was made available for free by The Times in its UK edition.
“It is always a pleasure to have your local newspapers and publications in the Google service,” Google News executive director Peter Molyneux said.
The newspaper said it was not commenting on the matter, which could not be independently verified. “
Google News provides a valuable tool for publishers and journalists across the world.”
The newspaper said it was not commenting on the matter, which could not be independently verified.
The UK News Group, which publishes the Mail, Daily Telegraph, Independent, and Sunday Times, said it had contacted Google to apologise.
“The Mail, Telegraph, and Independent apologise to anyone they have offended,” it said in a statement.
The Mail said it “strongly disagreed” with Google’s claim it had been censored. “
While we are always interested in seeing more and better news in our newsfeeds, we will not tolerate any inappropriate content.”
The Mail said it “strongly disagreed” with Google’s claim it had been censored.
“Our editorials, commentary and stories are regularly posted to the News Feed of our newspapers,” it added.
“This does not change our editorial independence and we will be happy to take steps to remove any offending content in the future.”
The Telegraph said it would be “deeply disappointed” if Google News had been used for political purposes.
“As a newspaper we do not take our journalism very seriously, we have been deeply offended by Google News and have spoken with our publishers and lawyers,” the paper said in an emailed statement.
A spokeswoman for Google said it could not comment on individual newsgathering activities.
“If we receive a request from a news organization, we may respond to them, but in our experience we do so only in response to such requests,” she said.
Google did not respond to a request for comment from the BBC.
The Mail and Telegraph are part of the News Group.
Google announced last year it would publish content from The Guardian and the Independent in the news feed of the Mail and the Telegraph, as well as other newspapers.
Google also published the news in its Google News services, which allow it to show stories from any website, including the BBC, in a dedicated section.
In September, the BBC was one of the first UK newspapers to be allowed to publish Google news stories in its newsfeed.
The BBC is not an advertiser in Google News.