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BBC On Using Twitter: 'Don't Do Anything Stupid'

BBC News journalists have been told not to “do anything stupid” on social media after Jasmine Lawrence’s anti-UKIP tweet. According to The Guardian, head of the BBC newsroom Mary Hockaday has sent an email to staff reminding them of the corporation’s "very clear social media guidance". It comes after BBC News channel editor Lawrence tweeted: "#WhyImVotingUkip – to stand up for white, middle class, middle aged men w sexist/racist views, totally under represented in politics today."

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