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It would be unusual for a CMS to do that. There's no compelling reason - editorial or practical - to create an article before the content is ready.

Obviously not a crime either way, but given the already below-the-barrel ethical standards shown by the right in this campaign, I think skepticism is warranted.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Nov 20th, 2019 at 04:49:41 PM EST
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Just for fun I looked at the page source, and it has:

  "@context": "https:/schema.org",
  "@type": "Article",
  "dateCreated": "2019-11-19T17:50:41.859804+00:00",
  "dateModified": "2019-11-19T17:50:41.859804+00:00",
  "datePublished": "2019-11-19T18:50:20+00:00",
  "image": "
  "headline": "YouGov snap poll finds viewers split on who won ITV general election debate",

Which if anything is even worse, because it suggests that the article was written at 17:50, then published automatically at 18:50.

I'm taking the random digits on the seconds of the creation time to mean it was a manual event, and the whole number of seconds on the publishing time to mean it was scheduled.

I'm also taking the identical modification time to mean it wasn't modified after the initial upload.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Nov 20th, 2019 at 04:59:21 PM EST
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by generic on Wed Nov 20th, 2019 at 08:40:12 PM EST
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okay, fair point.

Frankly, the whole thing is fucked innit

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Nov 20th, 2019 at 05:02:47 PM EST
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