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BBC informs your boss, school if your comment is offensive or inappropriate

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posted on May, 19 2017 @ 07:30 AM
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So the BBC has in their Privacy an Cookie policy a note that they can use your personal information to tell your Boss or School or the authorities that you made a comment on their site, not according to their standards.




Link of source: Heatstreet
Of-course I don't approve of such comments as well.
But how far is this going? I can imagine if something is against the law, that they warn authorities. Fair enough i guess.
But your Boss? Or school? Isn't that playing "judge" ?

What do you think? Is this a good or a bad thing?




edit on 19-5-2017 by EartOccupant because: Interplanetary Babylonian confusion




posted on May, 19 2017 @ 07:34 AM
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Wow. It's probably a deterrent for some persistent trolls and abusers, but the BBC actively sticking their noses in to people's lives and possibly affect their future.... that's nuts.

They should concentrate on getting decent television produced instead of being a local gossip merchant.



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: EartOccupant
There is no comma between "school" and "e-mail/internet provider".
The way I read the sentence, schools are being included in the category of internet providers, and perhaps employers also. They are entitled to know that the internet service they provide is being used in an illegal way.

In fact, come to think of it, the BBC has no way of identifying your school or employer unless you are using their internet connection.


edit on 19-5-2017 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 07:51 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Sharp! I did not notice the absence of the comma and its implication.


Still i think either delete the comment and warn authorities should be more then sufficient.
Then authorities can decide if there is a case.



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 08:00 AM
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Silly red coats.



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 08:21 AM
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a reply to: EartOccupant

People will use this for back stabbing.



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 08:28 AM
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That makes me want to setup a VPN and go troll them...Cause like people who are really disruptive wouldn't do just that...This seems like a way to keep views they don't like off their site with the threat of getting someone fired over it.



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 08:31 AM
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Congrats Britain....this is straight out of Stalin era Russia...

In those days, neighbors could report seditious words to the politburo or coworkers could report you for being late...to the freaking politburo...

Absolutely despicable how the high west is ceding control to their liberal masters...

-Chris



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 08:34 AM
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a reply to: EartOccupant

Is that a common tactic by socialism--sounds a lot like pure communism--or simply another, growing, method of control that all Western nations seem to be implementing for control?

ETA: I see Christosterone beat me to the red menace connection. Didn't those folks sorta ease up on those issues?


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posted on May, 19 2017 @ 08:37 AM
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a reply to: Aliensun

Yup.

The NARRATIVE must be protected at all costs.



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 08:42 AM
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One word stands also out: Objectionable.

That's a nice one. You shall not object !!!



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: EartOccupant

As long as they dont tell my mom



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 08:46 AM
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The wonders of the liberal left



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 08:48 AM
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If you comment "Allahu Akbar! Death to the UK! EUROPEAN CALIPHATE 2017!!!" you'll be fine. You might even get a recommendation from them when you apply for your next job.

Yeah this is pretty disgusting, but we've come to expect it since the UK is an unapologetic police state.



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 08:54 AM
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I think the mean they will inform the place the comment was posted from, be it from your work or school or home. This is deplorable and will be used to control free speech and shut down anyone who may disagree with their point of view, especially when their article has been more than economic with the truth and someone points that out in the comments. The only way to tackle this is to boycott their websites and news feeds. No traffic = no revenue = end of their website. Sometimes no action is the best action.



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 09:13 AM
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Hey BBC posters ( and ATS or other fora posters ) you soon have to start taking SCREENSHOTS of EVERY POST you make.

Because you will have no other way to proof your innocent or their misbehavior but your career or expensive study could be ruined in an instance or even a fine and/por jail time..

As there is no record of your post , other then on the fora you posted, and they deleted it because it was against the rules... you see..

Scenario:

Imagine You post something they don't like.
BBC erases the comment and report it to your BOSS , Authorities or whoever.

There you go, how on earth can you proof now

A. You actually wrote what they accuse you of.
B. They don't even give a good definition of what is allowed or not. Very vague.

Is this even legal ?
edit on 19-5-2017 by EartOccupant because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 09:14 AM
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a reply to: EartOccupant

The BBC needs to wind its neck in.

What with its bias despite being a taxpayer funded affair (which means it must be a slave to the people, not to the government), it ought to seek to cause those who contribute to its comments section, as little fuss as possible, lest users get the impression that the BBC are simply pissing in the punch, and start to cause them trouble over their failures in the last decade.



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 09:18 AM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
They are entitled to know that the internet service they provide is being used in an illegal way.


Except the policy identifies a wide scope of things, including that which the BBC (not the courts, you should note, even though it is the court who decides whether something crosses the line and becomes "illegal") and the BBC alone consider "inappropriate", "objectionable", or "disruptive".

I agree with you that the policy centers around complaining to the school/employer if the poster is using their internet connection.



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: Christosterone

Well, we have a conservative government at the moment, so rights and liberty are not on the agenda.

Thats the same no matter where in the world you are.



posted on May, 19 2017 @ 09:20 AM
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originally posted by: CthulhuMythos
The only way to tackle this is to boycott their websites and news feeds. No traffic = no revenue = end of their website. Sometimes no action is the best action.


The BBC is funded by an annual fee that every household in the UK must pay if they receive television broadcasts - which now includes over cable/internet.



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