This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Rejected petition Save our BBC

An independent and trustworthy source of news, current affairs and information is a fundamental pillar of our democracy. In an age of fake news and big data it is vital we protect the BBC from government interference. Don't let the current minority government reduce it to a subscription service.

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Of course the BBC is not perfect, it has made mistakes like any other organisation. However, the key principals which established it remain as important today as ever. It is recognised globally for producing high quality, broadly impartial news, information and entertainment. This is key to our democracy and global reputation, it cannot be commodified, by making it chase 'customers' in a Netflix style funding model. You only have to look at commercially driven US news to see what we would lose.

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