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A campaign has been created calling for the The BBC to be defunded. A Twitter account was created which received over 60,000 followers within 24 hours and has already gotten over 70 thousand followers to date.

I believe the movement is wanting to abolish the need to pay for a TV license as the BBC do not provide impartially in all it's output.

Mr Yucel, the founder of the movement, argues that the BBC's output is not politically impartial, stating that “Their definition of impartiality depends on their interpretation of their values." Also stating that “Sadly I don’t think their values match up to the values of the British people which is why I have set this campaign up in the hope of making the BBC aware of where they’re going wrong."

Mr Yucel also went on to state “But don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a reform the BBC campaign, I don’t think personally the BBC deserves anymore chances, we want to scrap the licence fee – that is our sole aim.

Will this likely go anywhere? Probably not. Is it interesting? Certainly.

Source - https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/12...e-fee-payments
Twitter Account - https://twitter.com/defundbbc?lang=en
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It's amazing how the BBC manages to annoy both sides of the political spectrum at the same time.
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(Original post by Capitalist_Lamb)
A campaign has been created calling for the The BBC to be defunded. A Twitter account was created which received over 60,000 followers within 24 hours and has already gotten over 70 thousand followers to date.

I believe the movement is wanting to abolish the need to pay for a TV license as the BBC do not provide impartially in all it's output.

Mr Yucel, the founder of the movement, argues that the BBC's output is not politically impartial, stating that “Their definition of impartiality depends on their interpretation of their values." Also stating that “Sadly I don’t think their values match up to the values of the British people which is why I have set this campaign up in the hope of making the BBC aware of where they’re going wrong."

Mr Yucel also went on to state “But don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a reform the BBC campaign, I don’t think personally the BBC deserves anymore chances, we want to scrap the licence fee – that is our sole aim.

Will this likely go anywhere? Probably not. Is it interesting? Certainly.

Source - https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/12...e-fee-payments
Twitter Account - https://twitter.com/defundbbc?lang=en
It's a bit of a shame that the references are to the laughing stock that is The Daily Express. This isn't a dig at you, more an observation on which media outlets have picked the story up.
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It's amazing how the BBC manages to annoy both sides of the political spectrum at the same time.
I don't think it's totally surprising. When you stay impartial there will always be people who are angry.

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It's a bit of a shame that the references are to the laughing stock that is The Daily Express. This isn't a dig at you, more an observation on which media outlets have picked the story up.
I don't know this media organisation. However, at least the story was published as it's quite interesting.
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I don't think it's totally surprising. When you stay impartial there will always be people who are angry.
True.
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I don't think it's totally surprising. When you stay impartial there will always be people who are angry.


I don't know this media organisation. However, at least the story was published as it's quite interesting.
It's Poisoning the Well, but this gives you a flavour of the reliability or otherwise of this 'source' -

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They do make a valid point that non payment of TV licence should not be a criminal matter.

It doesn't really bother me what the BBC chooses to put out, I don't pay for it.
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They're absolute ****houses. I've already signed this but glad it's found its way to here.
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Not a fan of the BBC either tbh, their whole BLM coverage on a whole was biased and an absolute joke.
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We should have a referendum to decide whether the bbc should remain or not

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I really don't get the hate towards the BBC, imo they are the most reliable and non biased source you can find
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I really don't get the hate towards the BBC, imo they are the most reliable and non biased source you can find
That’s how it appears to me too

We’re probably about to recieve loads of hate and abuse haha
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(Original post by Daveological)
It's amazing how the BBC manages to annoy both sides of the political spectrum at the same time.
Usually tends to show they're doing something right to be honest. Although their more recent coverage has been a touch questionable.
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I really don't get the hate towards the BBC, imo they are the most reliable and non biased source you can find
Compared to the DM and Fox? Never
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I really don't get the hate towards the BBC, imo they are the most reliable and non biased source you can find
‘27 police officers injured during largely peaceful anti-racism protests in London’ - BBC news a week or two ago. Yeah, not biased at all 🤣. In other news though 4,414 died during largely peaceful invasions of Normandy 76 years ago.
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‘27 police officers injured during largely peaceful anti-racism protests in London’ - BBC news a week or two ago. Yeah, not biased at all 🤣. In other news though 4,414 died during largely peaceful invasions of Normandy 76 years ago.
I do admit the BBC has a slight left wing bias but every news source will be affiliated with a political stance, it's extremely rare to find a news source that is completely not biased.
Regardless of the left wing bias, the BBC is still largely neutral when it reports. They are definitively more trustworthy than the Daily Mail or Fox news imo
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A campaign has been created calling for the The BBC to be defunded. A Twitter account was created which received over 60,000 followers within 24 hours and has already gotten over 70 thousand followers to date.
60,000 in 24 hours? That does raise an eyebrow.

If you take a look at the followers, you'll notice lots of accounts with one or more of the following: no profile picture, no posts, just retweets, recently set up, no followers, etc. They tend to indicate bots/fake accounts.

Looks like Mr Yucel has been buying some fake followers to give his campaign the veneer of credibility.
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‘27 police officers injured during largely peaceful anti-racism protests in London’ - BBC news a week or two ago. Yeah, not biased at all 🤣. In other news though 4,414 died during largely peaceful invasions of Normandy 76 years ago.
People who think the BBC act in an impartial way are blind and deaf.

It is time for the licence fee to go and be replaced with adverts or subscription.

Then they can hire all the Emily Maitless’ it wants
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I completely agree. The idea that we have to pay the BBC money to watch T.V. even if it isn't on the B.B.C. under threat of imprisonment is insane.
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I find it crazy that we still have an opt-out system where we are sent threatening letters every year. Whether you reply to them or not they still want to come and walk around your house which is totally unacceptable.

It should be an opt-in system like every other streaming service, the technology was available years ago. A private organisation like that should have no right to threaten you all the time.
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