How Question Time became a platform for Facebook memes

The BBC’s flagship debate show now regularly surfaces the most emotive ideas to be found on social media.

In last week’s episode of Question Time, an audience member lamented what he perceived as a double standard in the media coverage of Caroline Flack’s death by suicide and the hundreds of servicemen who kill themselves every year. It appeared to be an earnest and original question but, as journalist Rachael Krishna pointed out, it bore unmistakable similarities to a series of viral Facebook posts that had circulated earlier in the week.

“Caroline Flack was a very, very sad...
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2020-02-27 15:53
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