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The Sunday Times won't use undercover reporting or misrepresentation to get stories anymore, according to the Guardian. (Credit: the Sunday Times, screenshot)

The Sunday Times will no longer permit undercover reporting, the Guardian reported.

The Times, which is owned by News Corp.’s News International, established the new policy “in the past month.”  Times reporters can’t use fake identities, according to the Guardian.

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The Guardian didn’t have an official comment from News Corp. confirming the ban. Instead, the Guardian sourced its claims to “sources on the paper.”  News Corp. did state to the Guardian that Times reporters “always work within the PCC code of conduct.”

Undercover reporting isn’t banned by law or the UK press regulatory body, the Press Complaints Commission, according to the Guardian. The PCC allows undercover reporting if it’s “in the public interest” and “when the material cannot be obtained by other means.”

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