BBC takes action over offensive Twitter account

Earlier this month we noted the existence of a Twitter account held by someone claiming to be a BBC employee which included offensive Israel-related posts.Grintz profile

“If the BBC really does employ the holder of this Twitter account, then obviously the corporation needs to address the matter urgently. If not, the issue of someone posing as a BBC employee on social media and thereby bringing the corporation into disrepute also clearly warrants action.” 

Shortly afterwards the account was discontinued and in response to a complaint submitted by Mr Stephen Franklin, the BBC has clarified that the holder is not a member of its staff.

“We can assure you that the user in question is not BBC staff. We became aware of this matter and took the appropriate measures. This account has since been suspended.

Thanks for bringing it to our attention.”

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