The BBC vs Gary Lineker: An own goal?

by | Mar 18, 2023 | World

From: The Listening PostA debacle with sports host Gary Lineker sparks a furious debate about free speech and impartiality at the BBC. Plus, what could AI mean for the media?The suspension by the BBC of Gary Lineker, a well-known footballer-turned-broadcaster, over a tweet comparing the United Kingdom’s new immigration bill with 1930s’ Nazi Germany, is exposing the double standards in British journalism and politics.
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