Observer Seeks Probe In Attacks On Journalists

Observer editor John Mulholland has asked Education Secretary Michael Gove to investigate a Twitter account which the paper claims is being used by political special advisers to launch “highly personal attacks on journalists”. The front page story in Sunday’s paper suggested Gove had been “plunged into a potentially toxic row over the allegations”, but a spokesperson for the Department for Education told Press Gazette that it had received no evidence to support the newspaper’s claims. The Observer story claimed the @toryeducation account had been regularly used to conduct a “Tory propaganda campaign paid for by the taxpayer”.

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