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Ofcom investigation into GB News’ Mark Steyn programme

Published: 12 October 2022
Last updated: 16 March 2023

Ofcom has today opened an investigation into an episode of the Mark Steyn programme broadcast on GB News on 4 October 2022.

We consider that comments made during an interview with author and journalist Dr Naomi Wolf about the coronavirus vaccine rollout raise potential issues under our Broadcasting Code.

Specifically, our investigation will consider whether this programme broke our rules designed to protect viewers from harmful material.

We received 411 viewer complaints (PDF, 108.2 KB) about Dr Wolf’s comments.

What happens when Ofcom receives a complaint?

Ofcom receives thousands of complaints about TV and radio programmes every year, and every one of these is carefully assessed against the Broadcasting Code.

For more information on what happens when we receive one of these complaints, take a look at our brief explainer video.

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