BBC – don’t do that. Use your heads. Have some god damn sense.
Don’t do that headline.
Uber banned in Delhi over taxi driver ‘rape’
Yes I get that scare quotes take up less space in a headline than “alleged” – but that’s not a good enough reason to use them. Don’t do that.
Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi, have banned international taxi-booking service Uber after a driver allegedly raped a female passenger.
A transport department official said the company had been “blacklisted” for “misleading customers”.
The 26-year-old woman used the smartphone app to book a taxi home on Friday but says she was taken to a secluded area and raped.
The driver has been remanded in custody for three days.
He was arrested on Sunday and appeared in court on Monday afternoon.
He hasn’t been convicted. I get that. But don’t call it a ‘rape’ in the headline. Scare quotes are not the equivalent of “alleged” and they’re not a good substitute for it.