There are three points to make.
First, the Office for National Statistics has not tried to correct the misleading impressions in its statistics issues today. Indeed, there is no suggestion that furlough may be distorting data in their publication: they simply say furloughed people are employed.
Second, this helps no one.
Third, it gives rise to the entirely reasonable belief that the ONS is joining with the government in issuing fake news. Because that is what we got today. And that helps no one.
Are furloughed people employed? Or not?
One thing we can guarantee is that if ONS had done this the other way around then Snippa would be complaining. But other than that, which is it?