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Big Brother at the BBC will collect your data to tell your boss if it thinks what you write might breach a law

Tom Winnifrith
Thursday 18 May 2017

That we have to pay for the Guardian's sister outlet, the BBC via a poll tax is bad enough. Its output is low grade and often biased. But now the BBC wants to get you fired if it does not like your views. Hey George Orwell you missed this one in 1984...

In its new privacy and cookies policy HERE, Pravda explains how it will get stacks of data on you. It then states:

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.


So, for instance, I think that allowing transgender guys to use women's bathrooms before they have the op is wrong. And like that well known reactionary Germaine Greer I do not think transgender males can claim to be part of the feminist struggle in the same way as a woman can. There you have it.

If I wanted to I could post that on the BBC website under some news story on Transgender issues. Under the UK's daft hate crime laws if some bloke in a skirt feels offended by this he can report me to the old Bill but also to the BBC which can then report me to my employer and kick up a fuss. Do I really trust the BBC to make a sensible decision on hot PC issues such as this?

Luckily I work for myself so I can't say I am quivering but most folks do not. Do you really want to go spend an hour with HR and have it on your record because some PC stormtrooper at the BBC responded to a complaint by some "aggrieved minority?"

Moral of the story, don't post what you think on the BBC website. Another nail in the coffin for free speech in Airstrip One. What is worse is that it is our taxes that are funding this Orwellian nonsense.

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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