The BBC is facing calls to stop newspaper reviews during the general election period, to prevent right-wing bias.
The broadcaster is being criticised for its paper reviews, which feature on multiple radio and TV programmes, for giving a “neutral” platform to predominantly conservative newspaper outlets.
Tom London, who highlighted the issue on Twitter, said:
Indeed, national newspapers are heavily skewed towards Brexit and the Conservative Party. Right-wing papers (The Mail, Express, Times, Telegraph, Financial Times, Sun) heavily outweigh those on the left (Guardian and Mirror), and it’s a concern that newspaper reviews amplify this in-built media bias.
London’s idea clearly has support, and has been shared over 4,000 times.
Let’s hope the broadcaster listens (for once).