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Petition Make it an offence for media outlets to publish unfounded or false statements

The Government should bring the media under tighter regulation and stop them putting out inaccurate or embellished stories. Publishing or broadcasting stories containing statements known to be false, inaccurate or not based on fact should be made a specific offence.

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If news was more accurate then people wouldn’t jump to conclusions about major issues and there would be better understanding. In the current climate the media seem to be focusing on negative and alarming stories to sell newspapers and keep people watching. This is not healthy and should not be permitted. If stories were more accurate and based on true and factual representation of events and evidence then maybe it would stop some of the negativity.

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