BBC News articles missing

Sunday, May 27th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I’ve just discovered that on the 12th April 2012 the BBC changed the format of their urls, causing News Sniffer to stop tracking nearly all their articles.

I’m working on fixing this now but most of the articles from that period (12th April through to 27th May) are lost to News Sniffer.

I’m also figuring out a way to be notified when things like this happen again in future.

I’ll keep this post updated with the progress.

UPDATE 23:04: This is now fixed and BBC articles are being monitored again.

2 responses to “BBC News articles missing”

  1. Brazilian observer says:

    Thank you very much for creating this site. Its mission is of great purpose for the development of the human inteligence.

    I am not only very glad for what you and Media Lens are doing, but also relived that I can find a place for my own mental sanity. Although Mintrue is not happy with you Wiston Smith and the rest of the world are thankful to you!

    Cheers

  2. Caroline Corfield says:

    Hi, there was a bbc news article online allegedly first published on the 2nd of May 2014, which underwent a subsequent change, allegedly on the same day but which sources who cached the original article and were monitoring it, say didn’t happen until today the 6th of May, I can find no trace of the article here on the site, do you sample bbc news website stories?

    The headline was originally:- Lord Trimble: Scottish independence vote ‘threat to NI peace’ which was altered to:- Lord Trimble: Scottish independence vote ‘divisive’

    I’d be most interested to find out what could have happened

    thanks

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