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Covid-19: UK Agency Fines Oyakhilome’s TV N65.6m Over Misinformation

According to reports, the Office of Communications in the United Kingdom, better known as Ofcom, has sanctioned religious channel, LoveWorld, owned by Nigerian Pastor, Chris Oyakhilome for breaching the country’s broadcasting code by spreading misinformation on Covid-19.

Following a statement released by Ofcom, It read that, “Today we have fined Loveworld £125,000 for this breach of the broadcasting code”. ”This was the second time in a year that the broadcaster breached our rules on accuracy in news and harm in its coverage of the coronavirus”.

According to reports, the agency said the Love World Channel claimed that the outbreak was ‘planned,’ and that the ‘sinister’ vaccine can be used to implant ‘nanochips’ that can control and cause harm to members of the public and the debunked theory that the virus was somehow caused by 5G”.

The statement read further that, “Ofcom stresses that legitimate debate about the official response to the coronavirus pandemic is fundamental to holding public authorities to account during a global health crisis –  particularly when public freedoms are curtailed and complex policy decisions are being taken”.

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