An Oxfam tweet linking benefit cuts to poverty could have been “misconstrued as party political campaigning”, the Charity Commission has said (as reported by the BBC News website).
The charity put out a tweet in June speaking of a “perfect storm” caused by “zero hours contracts, high prices, benefit cuts and unemployment”.
The watchdog said Oxfam “should have done more to avoid any misperception of political bias”.
Oxfam said it had reviewed its social media policy as a result.
The tweet was put out to promote an Oxfam report, called Below the Breadline, which warned of the “relentless rise of food poverty” in the UK.
You can read the rest on the BBC News website but, oh dear!
The system must be corrupted indeed for a charity to be accused of campaigning against the government…
… simply because it reported – accurately – the effects of government policy.
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