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Reader reaction to Reuters news

Inaccurate headline?

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I take exception to the title of your article on Facebook and brain size.

This is absolutely what is wrong with journalism today. More Facebook friends is absolutely NOT linked to the size of the brain but to certain regions within the brain, as correctly pointed out on his article.

But the headline link you have on the homepage is misleading and to a degree sensationalized. I expect better from Reuters.

J.S.

It’s a fair point. The story’s actual headline was “More Facebook friends linked to bigger brain areas,” but the home page version was shortened.

Comments banned?

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You have banned me from making comments on your site.

I have a right to free speech and expression. I don’t ask for my account back i demand it back.

If you don’t like the truth, then too bad. You allow gays/ perverts their opinions so I want mine.

Bad linking…

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Unbelievable that you would link to MEXICO rather than NEW MEXICO in your first paragraph about a wildfire impacting our state.

Like we don’t have enough challenges educating the world that New Mexico is a state of the USA not a part of Mexico! Wow.

Typo on the tablet?

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There is a typo in there. Orherwise, the app is real nice.

Peter

Very strange. That typo was corrected and updated on all of our other platforms, but for some reason didn’t show up on the iPad app.

As you say, apart from that the tablet app is very nice, and will be even nicer in a couple of months when it includes our Analysis and Opinion pieces: GBU Editor

Inappropriate ad?

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You have a sexual advertisement with a blond sexy woman prefacing Japan’s news video 3/14.

Definitely inappropriate. Please remove asap.

Linda S.

That ad did not meet our guidelines and shouldn’t have run on a major disaster story or anywhere on our site. We have removed it: GBU Editor

Ad placement?

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Well done, informative article announcing the conclusion that Assange will be extradited, face charges for alleged sex crimes.

Sponsor of page = viagra. Disgusting.

D.P.

I’m sorry you found this disgusting, but the Viagra ad was in a rotation with a number of others on the page.

All the news that’s fit to print?

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How come there is no longer a print button for articles on your Website? It makes it particularly difficult when a story runs two, three and four pages.

Mike

Thanks for asking. We briefly dropped that function to free up more space for social sharing tools, but you will be happy to hear we have restored it: GBU Editor

Contact Us?

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Your ‘find a reuters office’ link does not work.

I would like to have the contacts of your office in either Baghdad or Amman.

Anthony P.

Sorry, I reported this link problem more than a week ago, so we’re on it. Watch this space: GBU Editor

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Are these real articles?

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Have things gotten so bad in the news business that you will now publish press releases for UFO enthusiasts with the unaltered lurid headlines that their agents give you?

Watch your credibility as a news organization circle the drain. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish Reuters from The Onion.

“The ignorant words of morons…”

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I am so sick and tired of Reuters’ public comments section. I expect to come to Reuters for expert world NEWS, not the ignorant words of morons with political axes to grind. What a complete waste.

gbu comments 320 thisDespite 20-something tech entrepreneurs thinking they know it all, participation isn’t a good thing for news; when it comes to world affairs, I expect to read the work of real professionals, not have those professionals drowned out by the uninformed opinions of the masses.

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