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Great Britain: British media regulator is considering sanctions against GB news

Great Britain: British media regulator is considering sanctions against GB news

According to Ofcom, the responsible supervisory authority, a TV show on conservative broadcaster GB News with Great Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak breached applicable neutrality rules. As this is not the first time this has happened, the authority said the process is now being launched to examine legal sanctions against GB News.

The reason is that the broadcaster has not ensured that sufficient space is provided for different scenes. The authority believes this gave Sunak “a largely unchallenged platform to promote his government's policies and achievements in the run-up to the UK general election”.

Sunak was questioned by voters for an hour on the February 12 broadcast. His statements defending his policies and criticizing the opposition Labor Party were not independently assessed or questioned by the assessor.

In England A new parliament is due to be elected this year, with a specific date yet to be set. Sunak's Conservative Party is currently lagging behind Labor in the polls.

GB News is considered a right-wing mouthpiece

Broadcaster GB News accused the watchdog of trying to silence him through this practice. Since its launch in 2021, GB News has been criticized for providing a platform for one-sided conservative and right-wing populist opinions and views. Prominent Brexit supporter Nigel Farage was the star presenter. Many Conservative MPs, such as former economy minister Jacob Rees-Mogg, have their own agendas and get paid more for them.

GB News is considered to be the British version of the controversial US channel Fox News, which is repeatedly uncritical and sometimes propagates ultra-conservative positions, for example by former US President Donald Trump.