COVID-19: UK Govt Sanction Chris Oyakhilome heavily Over inaccurate Coronavirus, 5G claim
The United Kingdom Government through OFCOM announced a £125,000 fine on Loveworld Limited after it aired a programme on its religious service network ‘Loveworld Television Network” that featured an inaccurate claim and potentially harmful programme about coronavirus without adequate viewers protection.
OFCOM was forced to fine the Pastor Chris Oyahkilome owned Loveworld Television Network after it broadcast inaccurate news about coronavirus outbreak for the second time within a year. OFCOM consider the repeated inaccurate report on Coronavirus as harmful, serious and unprofessional which warranted the sanction.
In its finding, OFCOM fined Oyakhilome’s Love World Network for claiming that the pandemic is a “planned” event created by the “deep state” for nefarious purposes, and that the vaccine is a “sinister” means of administering “nanochips” to control and harm people.
Some statements claimed that “fraudulent” testing had been carried out to deceive the general public about the existence of the virus and the scale of the pandemic. Others linked the cause of Covid-19 to the rollout of 5G technology.
OFCOM expressed disappointment at the claim at a time the whole world is battling the outbreak and freedom were restricted as health experts battle the outbreak.
However, the inaccurate and potentially harmful claims made during this programme were unsupported by any factual evidence and went entirely without challenge” according to OFCOM.
Ofcom was particularly concerned that this breach followed previous, similar breaches in 2020 during the investigation of which, Loveworld Limited gave Ofcom several assurances as to how it would improve its compliance procedures but failed to do that.