BBC World News banned in China after accusations of “fake news”

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The BBC World News channel has been pulled off air in China after its government accused the corporation of “fake news”.

It is worth adding that the Chinese broadcaster CGTN was banned in the UK by media regulator Ofcom.

Responding to this move, the Chinese government accused the BBC of “serious content violation” in China’s handling of the coronavirus crisis as well as the plight of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

A tweet from the state-owned Global Times said, “China will not allow the broadcast of BBC World News in Chinese mainland after the broadcaster did a slew of falsified reporting on issues including #Xinjiang and China’s handling of #COVID19, a move experts said send clear signal that fake news is not tolerated in China.”

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