A debacle with sports presenter Gary Lineker sparks a furious debate over free speech and fairness on the BBC. Also, what could AI mean for the media?
The BBC’s suspension of Gary Lineker, a well-known footballer-turned-broadcaster, for a tweet comparing the UK’s new immigration law to 1930s Nazi Germany is exposing double standards in journalism and british politics.
Myria Georgiou – Lecturer, LSE
William Turvill – media correspondent, New Statesman
Ash Sarkar – Contributing Editor, Novara Media
Martin Bell – Former correspondent, BBC News
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Jon Christian – Managing Editor, Futurism
Melissa Heikkilä – Senior Reporter, MIT Technology Review
Pranav Dixit – technical reporter, BuzzFeed News