August 29, 2023
An article “We are all paying the terrible price for lockdown” (Nov, 19) reported that pandemic related measures in Sweden cost 60 billion kroner in 2020 and 2021, a tenth of the UK figure for Covid-related spending. This was misleading. The 60 billion kroner related only to business support. This correction has been published following an upheld ruling by the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
An article ‘TikTok now the biggest source of news for young teens’, (July, 20) included statements which may have been understood to mean that TikTok is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (“CCP”) and is operated for the benefit of the CCP against the West. We are happy to make clear that TikTok categorically denies the allegations. We apologise to TikTok for not approaching it for comment prior to publication.