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The High School Student News Site of The American School in London

The Standard

Takedown and Corrections Policy

Takedown Policy

The Standard will carefully consider all requests to take down a story or any other form of online content, including social media. As a high school newspaper, we recognize that the opinions and beliefs shared by students while they are on staff may drastically change years after they have left The Standard. With the growing volume of online content and the reality that it can be accessed indefinitely, we will consider takedown requests from former staff members and sources on a case-by-case basis depending on the story’s content and the severity of harm that may come to the inquirer if the content remains available. However, to preserve the integrity of the journalistic record and maintain credibility with our audience, takedown requests require serious reason to be removed. All takedown requests remain at the discretion of the editorial board and adviser. The Standard reserves the right to reject any takedown request.

Corrections Policy

If any reader of The Standard finds written information to be untrue, they can submit a form to The Standard with the article name, the correction to be made, and the email address of the person who submits the correction. The staff has the right to verify the correction mentioned. If a correction is deemed necessary for an article posted on standard.asl.org, there will be a clear notice at the top of the article stating the correction, and the date it was made. If a correction is made in print, the following issue will contain a corrections box, which will identify the article, and the inaccuracy that was published.