February 15, 2006

Racist insults lead BBC to close messageboard


The BBC's Test Match Special messageboard has been closed today following a torrent of racist and abusive messages, as reported in today's Times:

Part of the site was suspended after the BBC received complaints that a number of users were sending insulting religious messages and promoting terrorism on the South Asian section of the Test Match Special website.

A trail of messages described as “absolutely sickening and reprehensible” is being investigated by the BBC in an attempt to trace the authors.

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