In what has become a worldwide joke, the BBC website has been ‘censored’ in China. There is no official reason from the Chinese authorities about the alleged censorship but there may be a clue here, I guess that the Chinese authorities are getting a bit miffed with the BBCs’ coverage of the protests in Hong Kong.
Peter Horrocks, the BBC Global News director said, “The BBC provides impartial, trusted news to millions of people around the world, and attempts to censor our news services show just how important it is to get our accurate information to them.” Anybody who was alive and not in a coma during the recent Scottish Independence referendum may not agree with him. Indeed they may think that he is speaking a load of Horrocks. I wonder how “accurate” their news output was? My feeling is that it was probably completely biased and full of lies. As for trusting them, hahahaha. That’s a good one.
In other news the BBC has been accused by the Iranian authorities of plotting to steal artistic, historical and cultural documents from the country’s archive centres, Tasnim news agency reported. Are the BBC licence payers paying for the theft of other countries’ treasures? We would like to know.