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The terrifying truth about the Horizon scandal

15 January 2024

10:53 PM

15 January 2024

10:53 PM

While everyone is rightly calling for the Post Office Horizon postmasters’ convictions to be overturned and for them to be given proper compensation, there is arguably a deeper issue at stake: how much society trusts technology.

We now know that the Horizon accounting software was not reliable. But during the sub-postmasters’ original trials, prosecutors for the Post Office argued that it was dependable and the courts took this for granted.

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