Twitter reacts to Ofcom’s £200,000 'impartiality' fine against RT, urges watchdog to look elsewhere
The move to impose the £200,000 fine on RT was announced by the British media watchdog on Friday, a decision based on an Ofcom report issued last December accusing RT of seven instances of breaching British impartiality rules while reporting on highly controversial stories in 2018, such as the Skripal poisoning affair.
RT has filed a legal challenge against the accusations and last month London's High Court allowed the case to proceed, despite Ofcom claiming that RT’s case had no merit.
As the British media reported on the impressive fine, it was met by an angry online crowd, wondering when the watchdog would actually look into the country’s own media – and bleed it dry financially over its alleged bias.
If Ofcom would apply the same standard fairly to all broadcasters, Sky News and the BBC would be bankrupt by now.— Jane O'brien (@Jane0brien) 26 июля 2019 г.
I cannot wait to see what they do to the BBC and Channel 4 then!! pic.twitter.com/jp2X0qzApZ— British Thoughtcrime (@BThoughtcrime) 26 июля 2019 г.
The media is free in the West as long as it spreads NATO propaganda.— Tundra Kurgan (@kontr_troll) 26 июля 2019 г.
I'm noticing all the Ru Bots out in force responding with their tiresome whataboutery to this decision.— tonymacaroni (@tonymacaroni) 26 июля 2019 г.
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