Fury at BBC’s clash with Boris after rude Nick Robinson tells PM to ‘stop talking’

Fury at BBC’s clash with Boris after rude Nick Robinson tells PM to ‘stop talking’ during radio interview Nick Robinson told Boris Johnson to ‘stop talking’ during a radio confrontation Presenter also told the Prime Minister to ‘pause’ as they spoke over each other  The clash came amid tensions between BBC and Government over impartiality … Read more

Dowden reinforces Government’s commitment to Online Harms Bill during visit to League One Charlton

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden reinforces Government’s commitment to Online Harms Bill during visit to League One club Charlton Dowden reinforced commitment to introducing the Online Harms Bill  He met members of Charlton’s men and women’s squad and staff on Tuesday  English football has been rocked by an alarming increase in online abuse  By Sami Mokbel for … Read more

Dowden reinforces Government’s commitment to Online Harms Bill during visit to League One Charlton

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden reinforces Government’s commitment to Online Harms Bill during visit to League One club Charlton Dowden reinforced commitment to introducing the Online Harms Bill  He met members of Charlton’s men and women’s squad and staff on Tuesday  English football has been rocked by an alarming increase in online abuse  By Sami Mokbel for … Read more

Dowden reinforces Government’s commitment to Online Harms Bill during visit to League One Charlton

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden reinforces Government’s commitment to Online Harms Bill during visit to League One club Charlton Dowden reinforced commitment to introducing the Online Harms Bill  He met members of Charlton’s men and women’s squad and staff on Tuesday  English football has been rocked by an alarming increase in online abuse  By Sami Mokbel for … Read more

Watchdog that could rein in the tech giants

Watchdog that could rein in the tech giants: New UK digital regulator might have power to suspend or reverse anti-competitive action Digital regulator could investigate Google’s algorithms, says Oliver Dowden Concerns they disproportionately direct enquiries to Left-leaning news sites  The Digital Markets Unit (DMU) has already begun work on a code of conduct By Paul … Read more

Oliver Dowden slams ‘sneering’ BBC mockery of minister’s union flag

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden slams ‘sneering’ mockery of minister’s union flag and Queen portrait by BBC presenters during interview Oliver Dowden joined criticism of BBC hosts mockery of minister’s union flag Culture Secretary said sometimes the comments descended into ‘sneering’  Government issued guidance for union flags to be flown on buildings every day  By James … Read more

Oliver Dowden says Government is considering Covid ‘certificates’

The Culture Secretary today said coronavirus ‘certificates’ were being considered as a way of getting people back to large events this summer – but sparked confusion when he failed to answer how many fans would be allowed in stadiums.  Oliver Dowden said ministers were reviewing the possibility of introducing a document providing proof that a person … Read more

Minister ‘to use Premier League footballers to encourage under-30s to get Covid vaccines’

Have a shot! Ministers ‘to use Premier League footballers to encourage under-30s to get Covid vaccines’ amid fears many don’t see virus as a threat Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has written to clubs to ask for their support Experts fear young Britons are less likely to turn up for vaccines than others Those under-30 are … Read more

Channel 4 chief calls for regulation of social media as a ‘huge danger’ to young

The boss of Channel 4 today called for the regulation of ‘partisan’ social media and claimed that online content can pose a ‘huge danger’ to young people.  Chief executive Alex Mahon told an event for the release of a report on levels of public trust that political polarisation is being fuelled by social media content … Read more