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Saturday, 20 May 2017

BBC Becomes Moral Guardian of the Web

The BBC is on a moral crusade to clean up cyberspace.

The Corporation's oh so virtuous bosses have introduced a new privacy policy that means users of BBC web services could be reported to their employers, schools, universities or police if they post inappropriate comments.

The BBC Privacy and Cookies policy, which was updated a few days ago, reads as follows: "If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to BBC websites or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on any BBC service, the BBC may use your personal information to stop such behaviour.

"Where the BBC reasonably believes that you are or may be in breach of any applicable laws (e.g. because content you have posted may be defamatory), the BBC may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your employer, school email/internet provider or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour."

Taking a break from polishing his halo, a BBC spokesman said: "This wording isn't new - it is standard in many privacy policies, including some newspapers, and has been in ours since 2003.

"It's designed to let people know that there may be circumstances where the BBC would take action, if we believed it was warranted by serious unlawful behaviour - for example if someone was at risk."

The double standards of the BBC are beyond the pale.

It pretends to be a shining beacon of morality and represent the finest values and traditions of the United Kingdom, yet it spends decades turning a blind eye to rumours of child sexual abuse and routinely uses Gestapo-like tactics to bully people into paying for its woefully inadequate services.

If the BBC wants to start a campaign of social cleansing, it should look no further than its own backyard.

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Anonymous said...

This latest nonsense from the BBC is the final straw. Their plan is to use login details to bombard you with spam promoting other BBC services and programs which they have decided you my like by spying on your social media profiles. They will also share your details with TV Licensing. Curiously, even though a TV licence is not required for radio, the iPlayer interface to watch a BBC radio station is also promoting for a login.

As I said, it's the final straw, and will never interact with any BBC web site ever again.

Anonymous said...

Re.: "BBC Becomes Moral Guardian of the Web" by the creature calling itself 'Anonymous'. I would be very grateful if you would immediately please leave this country as you are no good and surplus to its requirements. It's people like you who put off the wonderful BBC stars like Tony and Julie Wadsworth from carrying out and fully enjoying their alleged mutual public sexual liaisons. Sincerely, go live in Trinidad please. Yours, etc etc, Rampant Lover Ash.

nonroadusr said...

I see the words 'IF' and 'MAY' have appeared again :-)

Fred Bear said...

Every month the BBC calls millions of innocent people, "criminals". It sends letters threatening visits by 'Officers' and legal action to vulnerable people who are correctly licensed. Some moral guardians!

Joginder Singh Foley said...

The only place that has more criminals than the BBC is parliament and both like to rip the tax payer of