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    Impartial Much? Netizens Slam BBC Online Over Alleged Bias, Propaganda

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    A prominent British journalist wrote in an op-ed earlier this month that senior BBC executives told them they weren’t eager to expose lies by the prime minister due to concerns that it might “undermines trust in British politics.”

    It appears that the reputation of Britain’s most famous broadcaster, BBC, has taken a hit as of late as the media outlet’s impartiality was being vocally questioned online by many social media users, with hashtag #bbcimpartiality trending in the UK on 28 November.

    As many netizens proceeded to bash the broadcaster on Twitter, questioning its news coverage, some of them openly accused it of propaganda.

    A number of people also called BBC out over its alleged bias amid the ongoing election campaign in the country.

    And several netizens also took note of the broadcaster’s treatment of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

    Earlier this month, British journalist Peter Oborne complained in his op-ed in The Guardian that senior BBC executives told him “they personally think it’s wrong to expose lies told by a British prime minister because it undermines trust in British politics”, while author and lecturer Tom Mills later wrote in the newspaper that “even at the best of times BBC journalism tends to lean towards the government of the day.”

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