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02/04/2020 16:04:15  

Fears for up to 50,000 production workers currently ineligible for financial aid

Tens of thousands of film and TV production staff left jobless by the coronavirus shutdown must be included in the chancellor’s coronavirus support package, an influential group of MPs has argued.

The cross-party digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) committee has written to the Treasury urging a rethink on Rishi Sunak’s measures so that more self-employed people are eligible for income support.

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13/03/2020 07:00:41  

We can't even go to the pub and wait for this to all blow over

BT Group has confirmed its CEO has been diagnosed with COVID-19 just days after meeting fellow telco top brass at a gathering organised by the UK government's Department of Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS).…

12/03/2020 10:57:49  

Appearing before the DCMS select committee was never going to be an easy ride for Tony Hall, especially after its newly-elected Chair, Julian Knight, has publically called for licence fee reform. Lord Hall was repeatedly challenged on diversity of thought at the Beeb. Unsurprisingly, Hall seems happy with the status quo…

The post Tony Hall Challenged Over BBC Wokeness appeared first on Guido Fawkes.

10/03/2020 01:14:36  

Move comes a day after government launches its own counter-disinformation unit

The NHS is launching a new initiative to fight coronavirus misinformation, a day after the government announced its own DCMS-led counter-disinformation unit, as conspiracy theories continue to spread on social media and elsewhere.

But, disinformation experts say, there remains little evidence of concerted efforts to spread falsehoods about the virus, suggesting that the misleading information in circulation is spread primarily through grassroots chatter.

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09/03/2020 06:57:50  

DCMS-based unit aims to identify disinformation about virus and establish its scope

A special cross-Whitehall unit has been set up to counter coronavirus-related disinformation, including from Russia and China, working closely with social media companies to rebut false and inaccurate claims about the disease.

Housed in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the unit will aim to identify false information being deliberately spread online and to establish its scope, impact and whether it needs to be actively countered.

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20/02/2020 15:59:35  

Rural trials will not use equipment 'from high risk vendors' says Ministry of Fun

The UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS, aka the Ministry of Fun) has barred Huawei gear from rural 5G trials.…

18/02/2020 17:53:39  

Decision follows backlash over prince’s dealings with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

UK government buildings will no longer be required to fly the union flag to mark the Duke of York’s 60th birthday on Wednesday, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has said.

Andrew stepped down from public life last November following the backlash from his disastrous Newsnight appearance about his dealings with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

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14/02/2020 15:51:38  

The DCMS committee does not yet have its full membership confirmed yet, and already change is afoot. Senior sources close to the Committee tell Guido that new Chairman Julian Knight laid down the law to Committee staff upon being elected to the position, saying the scrutinising body is not going to run like it did […]

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14/02/2020 10:51:37  

Good morning and welcome to the long-awaited reshuffle day. Sackings begin in Boris’s Parliamentary office at 08.30 and senior ministerial appointments will begin around 10:00. Junior ministerial appointments are expected to start around noon and the intention is to get everything done today. Stay tuned… 09.53: Nigel Huddleston appointed PuSS at DCMS and remains Assistant Government Whip […]

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