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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, August 20, 2007

BBC Removes Anti-Jesus Comments From Website

The Daily Mail reports that the BBC has removed comments from its website that Jesus was "a bastard" and shunned by his contemporaries after it received numerous complaints that its comments board had been "hijacked by extremists". The Daily Mail also reports the BBC did not remove other comments, such those that were extremely anti-Semitic, for example. Here is the BBC standard for removing comments: "likely to 'disrupt, provoke attack or offend others or ...considered racist, homophobic, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable'". Read more in a Daily Mail article here.

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