BBC presenter slapped after ‘touching woman’s chest’ live on air

BBC presenter Ben Brown was slapped live on air. (Photo courtesy: YouTube)
Updated 17 May 2017
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BBC presenter slapped after ‘touching woman’s chest’ live on air

DUBAI: BBC presenter Ben Brown was slapped live on air Tuesday after he appeared to touch a woman’s chest in an attempt to push her off camera.
Brown was in the middle of an interview with the BBC’s assistant political editor Norman Smith in Bradford when a woman stepped into the shot flashing a thumbs-up sign.
The presenter gently pushed her away and continued with his interview, but not before the surprised looking woman slapped him on the arm and walked away.

Brown later tweeted that the incident was “completely unintentional.”


The BBC stated that no further action would be taken against Brown as it was “clearly an accident.”


UK calls on social media firms to better protect children

Updated 22 April 2018
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UK calls on social media firms to better protect children

LONDON: Britain’s health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don’t do more to protect children.
In a strongly-worded letter to Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Twitter and others, Jeremy Hunt said their failure to prevent young children using social media and exposing children to its “harmful emotional side effects” was “unacceptable and irresponsible.”
Hunt said Sunday he was particularly concerned about the lack of age verification measures, with thousands breaching minimum user age rules.
He gave the companies a week to set out steps they are taking to cut underage use, prevent cyberbullying, and promote limited screen time.
Hunt last year attacked Facebook for releasing a version aimed at children, telling the company to “stay away from my kids.”