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BBC tightens security after anti-vaxxer ‘death threats’ to staff

Details of journalists exchanged on messenger apps by opponents of lockdown and Covid vaccines along with calls for lynchings

The BBC has upgraded its security protocols after the targeting of a senior journalist and apparent death threats.

A message from Fran Unsworth, director of news and current affairs, sent to staff on Friday morning, and seen by the Observer, revealed the corporation had set up a working group to examine staff safety online, acknowledging the “abuse of journalists is a growing problem”. She urged staff to complete training on how to react to “an in-person attack”.

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