GB News violated broadcasting rules with false claims about Covid-19 vaccines, says UK regulator

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UK regulator Ofcom has ruled that GB News violated broadcasting rules in April 2021 when former presenter Mark Steyn made false and potentially harmful claims about Covid-19 vaccines. Steyn wrongly claimed that official data showed a “significantly greater risk” of infection, hospitalization, and death from the third vaccine dose. Ofcom found that Steyn’s claims were materially misleading and could have led viewers to make decisions about their health based on incorrect information. GB News expressed disappointment with Ofcom’s ruling. Steyn had compared data from the UK Health Security Agency on individuals who had received the first two vaccinations with those who had also had a third dose as a booster.

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