Subsequent to HonestReporting Canada sending a complaint to several CTV News executives, CTV amended the headline to acknowledge that Israel claims the Palestinian terrorist was from the Islamic State and that it was a “truck attack” – not an accident.
Here’s a before and after:
As we told CTV News, our public broadcaster also carried the same report as CTV’s with a headline that properly identified the incident as an “attack”. We relayed how readers see headlines 3:1 over the adjacent article and social media shares headlines with prominence, which compounds the need for accurate headlines with context.
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Thankfully, CTV amended their misleading headline after our complaint which states the following: “Netanyahu: Islamic State to blame for truck attack that killed 4 Israeli soldiers.”
We’ve filed a complaint with the Star’s Public Editor asking that this headline be amended to mention that this incident was a terror attack carried out by a Palestinian ISIS sympathizer. Stay tuned to this page for updates.