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Ofcom probes Icke interview on London Live

April 9, 2020

Ofcom, the UK’s media watchdog, is looking into a TV network’s broadcast of an interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke about coronavirus.

Ofcom said it was “assessing this programme as a priority”, following London Live’s screening of the programme on April 8th.

It follows YouTube’s introduction of stricter misinformation rules after a later interview with Icke by the same team was streamed on its platform.

“Clearly that station is regulated by Ofcom. And I would be expecting Ofcom to take appropriate action,” said Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “Clearly they are independent but I will be in touch with them to understand what action they are taking in respect to that.”

A spokesperson for London Live said: “We are aware of the Culture Secretary’s comments, and have proactively contacted Ofcom to offer our cooperation and support as part of their assessment. We will continue to work closely with  Ofcom throughout this process.”

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