Are we allowed to report an article that gives wrong information?

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  1. Eric Caunca profile image94
    Eric Cauncaposted 4 weeks ago

    Are we allowed to report an article that gives wrong information? If so, how?

    I am currently reading an article, I will not mention the title and the author of the article, but it's about animals. He has used two different incorrect photos. He said in his description and the caption of the photo that the animal is "fin whale", however, the animal on the photo is not a fin whale, it is a "whale shark." The other one is pigeon. He said it is endemic to the Philippines, however, the photo is not the pigeon that he is referring to and it is not native to the Philippines, it native to Latina. The article has been moved to Owlcation.

    1. eugbug profile image98
      eugbugposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      Contact him discretely via the contact on his profile or DM him on any social media profiles he has. It's not a HubPages "crime" to have incorrect information on an article, we all make mistakes. Most decent authors will appreciate the correction. I've had to do it a few times.

  2. Marie Flint profile image93
    Marie Flintposted 4 weeks ago

    Your best bet is to contact the author directly. As a backup, you might let the HubPages team know about your concern; however, the primary responsibility is the author's.

    Usually, other writer's appreciate suggestions and critiques of their work. So, don't be afraid to contact the author. We all make mistakes. Blessings!

  3. Marie Flint profile image93
    Marie Flintposted 4 weeks ago

    Edit: writers appreciate . . .

  4. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 4 weeks ago

    If an article blatantly promotes quackery or provides disinformation about scientific topics, I would take the author on publicly in the comments (if we could comment). I did this some years ago with an author who was writing about free energy devices, but just got abuse on my own articles, but it was worth it.

  5. Eric Caunca profile image94
    Eric Cauncaposted 4 weeks ago

    The photos in the article have been changed. Thank you.

  6. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 4 weeks ago

    I wonder were his ears red? smile

 
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