A new regulator is due to take control over the oversight of UK mainstream media (MSM) in two weeks’ time.
Former Culture Secretary and Conservative member of Parliament John Whittingdale has said that he’s “concerned” that the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is “…constantly looking for negatives and highlighting the challenges of Brexit”.
As in the United States media bias has been the subject of much debate with regard to politics.
In the UK, the state-owned BBC has come under under particular criticism for its’ negative pro-Brexit coverage.
Ofcom, the newly-appointed regulator has powers to impose sanctions, including broadcasting corrections, banning reports of coverage and imposing fines of up to £250,000.
Mr, Whittingham’s comments come against the backdrop of an unprecedented 70 Members of Parliament writing to the BBC to complain of ‘negative bias’ with regard to the Brexit ongoing debate.