If anyone were in any doubt that the BBC Have Your Say forum is being used by right-wing extremists like the BNP to push their views, today’s question about Binyam Mohamed should soon clear them up:
Send him home!!!!
[RulaBritannia], Bradford, United Kingdom
Yet again the system making me think its time to give the BNP a closer look.
Oh dear, York
Mr Binyam Mohamed should be sent back to Ethiopia ASAP.
Captain Mubbers, Britain out of EU!!
The list goes on. The problem is that the highest rated comments only need about 180 odd votes to rise to the top. Finding 180 people to log in and vote is not hard for any determined organisation. In fact, part of me wants to start a Facebook group for that very purpose.
The BBC must do something about this. It cannot be platform for the BNP and other extremists. I would recommend a Slashdot style comments system, with the key ability to reply directly to other people’s posts and rate them based on more than just “I agree”.