Are three out of four UK internet users logging on to Mail Online every month?

Some 32,185,441 people in the UK visited the site in March, according to ABC.

Can it really be true that three out of four people who have ever used the internet in the UK are logging on to Mail Online every month?

Somehow, I doubt that even the phenomenally successful Mail Online is doing that well – but this is where the official stats from ABC appear to lead.

According to the Office of National Statistics quarterly internet access update, out today, 42.16 million UK adults now have used the internet ever (83.7 per cent).

Meanwhile, according to ABC – some 32,185,441 "unique browsers" accessed Mail Online in the UK in March.

ABC counts different devices, so many of these browsers could be the same person logging on at work, at home and perhaps on their phone and laptop. But at the same time, some computers could be used by several different people.

It’s worth noting that other metrics which claim to measure people rather than "unique browsers", such as Comscore, give Mail Online a much lower total – typically around half the ABC figure.

This article originally appeared on the Press Gazette website.

Photograph: Getty Images

Dominic Ponsford is editor of Press Gazette

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Appreciate the full horror of Nigel Farage's pro-Trump speech

The former Ukip leader has appeared at a Donald Trump rally. It went exactly as you would expect.

It is with a heavy heart that I must announce Nigel Farage is at it again.

The on-again, off-again Ukip leader and current Member of the European Parliament has appeared at a Donald Trump rally to lend his support to the presidential candidate.

It was, predictably, distressing.

Farage started by telling his American audience why they, like he, should be positive.

"I come to you from the United Kingdom"

Okay, good start. Undeniably true.

"– with a message of hope –

Again, probably quite true.

Image: Clearly hopeful (Wikipedia Screenshot)

– and optimism.”

Ah.

Image: Nigel Farage in front of a poster showing immigrants who are definitely not European (Getty)

He continues: “If the little people, if the real people–”

Wait, what?

Why is Trump nodding sagely at this?

The little people?

Image: It's a plane with the name Trump on it (Wikimedia Commons)

THE LITTLE PEOPLE?

Image: It's the word Trump on the side of a skyscraper I can't cope with this (Pixel)

THE ONLY LITTLE PERSON CLOSE TO TRUMP IS RIDING A MASSIVE STUFFED LION

Image: I don't even know what to tell you. It's Trump and his wife and a child riding a stuffed lion. 

IN A PENTHOUSE

A PENTHOUSE WHICH LOOKS LIKE LIBERACE WAS LET LOOSE WITH THE GILT ON DAY FIVE OF A PARTICULARLY BAD BENDER

Image: So much gold. Just gold, everywhere.

HIS WIFE HAS SO MANY BAGS SHE HAS TO EMPLOY A BAG MAN TO CARRY THEM

Image: I did not even know there were so many styles of Louis Vuitton, and my dentists has a lot of old copies of Vogue.

Anyway. Back to Farage, who is telling the little people that they can win "against the forces of global corporatism".

 

Image: Aaaaarggghhhh (Wikipedia Screenshot)

Ugh. Okay. What next? Oh god, he's telling them they can have a Brexit moment.

“... you can beat Washington...”

“... if enough decent people...”

“...are prepared to stand up against the establishment”

Image: A screenshot from Donald Trump's Wikipedia page.

I think I need a lie down.

Watch the full clip here:

Stephanie Boland is digital assistant at the New Statesman. She tweets at @stephanieboland