BBC mistakenly inflates the British government’s 20 thousand Afghan pledge by an extra 180 thousand.

18 August 2021 By Paul Martin

A huge caption was placed behind the newsreader on BBC television’s Six O’Clock News, on August 18 2021, read in large signage: 200,000.

In fact Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there would eventually be 20 thousand Afghan refugees allowed in, but that the immediate aim was to bring in five thousand.

Here is how that false figure was displayed:

And here’s the correct audio to the incorrect figure:

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