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Daily Mail Front Page Outrage Sees Editor Paul Dacre's Wikipedia Hijacked

Didn't take long.

28/03/2017 08:09 BST | Updated 28/03/2017 12:19 BST
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Mail editor Paul Dacre had his Wikipedia page hijacked following the controversial 'Legs-It!' front page

Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre today had his Wikipedia entry hacked in an apparent response to the paper’s controversial ‘Legs-it!’ front page.

Dacre has led the Mail since 1992 and is Fleet Street’s longest serving editor, but that didn’t stop one of his critics from conducting some rogue editing of his biography.

The modified entry described Dacre as “an English Caveman editing British hate promoting paper the Daily Mail”.

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It comes after fevered criticism of Dacre’s ‘Legs-it!’ headline, which ran alongside a picture of Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Prime Minister Theresa May.

Declaring ‘Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!’, the Mail ignored the political aspect of tense talks yesterday over the future of the Union post-Brexit to instead focus on the leaders’ physical appearance.

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Paul Dacre, pictured in 2012, is Fleet Street's longest-serving editor