Despite being shorthanded as “Sensationalism”, these emblems are assigned not just assigned to articles taking a controversial subject or stance with the intent of inciting clicks, but for anything describable as “yellow journalism”, thus also covering problems caused by a lack of effort — such as factually inaccurate information supplied by mistake, poor research or things like plagiarism.
Small mistakes or a little flair are not deemed to be serious reliability concerns for journalists, so DeepFreeze aims to file only the most visible and signficant examples of yellow journalism, making this category somewhat more reliant on human agency. Articles that have the highest chance of being selected are those that show poor research or factual inaccuracies, that damage a party without reasonable proof of guilt or that are widely quoted as examples of clickbait.
An apology or clarification might make this emblem less likely to be assigned, especially if it is efficient in undoing the damage done by the offence. Mistakes in articles containing large amounts of verified information or showing extensive research might also get a pass.
Factually inaccurate articles are will be marked as “amended” when an issue gets significant clarification or apology. Articles that return on the subject and temper the issues of sanctioned coverage may also be deemed sufficient.
If an article achieves sensationalist fame or defamatory results, but has a reasonable chance of having achieved that without malice or mistakes, it might receive the “possible” modifier.
For articles that contain factual inaccuracies, the distinction between this and the Dishonesty category may be somewhat subjective.