IPSO is now three years old. Has it lived up to its promises? Has IPSO raised press standards from their pre-Leveson levels?
The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) is a body established by the large newspaper groups. Calling itself a “regulator”, it has in fact never carried out any actual regulation – not a single investigation or fine in more than three years.
Instead it represents the interests of the largest newspaper publishers; joining them in lobbying to resist reform, and giving them the perception of being regulated. It will consider complaints from the public, but only on limited grounds, often on an irrational basis, and without providing fair remedy when the newspaper is in the wrong.
Watch and share our video on how IPSO let the press bury it’s most flagrant front page howlers.