BBC defiant over its promotion of Herald ‘fake news’ front page
The BBC has defended its promotion of a false front page headline published by The Herald newspaper, insisting its broadcast of newspaper front pages is “appropriate for us to do so”.
In a response to a complaint after a fake news headline was promoted on Radio Scotland and BBC Scotland online, an official said: “We regularly report on what the newspapers are reporting on any given day and are satisfied it is appropriate for us to do so.”
The broadcaster also refused to address a call in the complaint for a correction to be issued, insisting the claim had been attributed to The Herald and the false headline had subsequently been corrected by the paper in its online version..
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