Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s TV Channel, Loveworld News has been sanctioned by UK broadcast regulator, Ofcom.
The sanction was imposed following the broadcast of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s unsubstantiated claim of 5G being the cause of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Last month, the founder of Loveworld Ministries had made an outrageous claim that the outbreak of Coronavirus is part of the plan for installation of 5G technology and creation of a one world order.shes.
In addition, the infamous Hydroxychloroquine was also presented on the Christian network as a “cure” for Covid-19, without acknowledging that its effectiveness and safety as a treatment was clinically unproven, or making clear that it has potentially serious side effects.
In a statement released on Monday May 18, Ofcom stressed that the unsubstantiated claims in both these programmes were not sufficiently put into context, they risked undermining viewers’ trust in official health advice, with potentially serious consequences for public health.
The statement read in parts;
“Loveworld News featured potentially harmful statements about the coronavirus pandemic and adequate protection was not provided to viewers. Additionally, statements were not presented with due accuracy.”
Ofcom said Loveworld which is broadcast on satellite in the UK, would be required to show a statement of the watchdog’s findings. The UK agency further stated that it is considering imposing further sanctions.
This is coming after London Live and radio station Uckfield FM were sanctioned for airing similar false claims without it being sufficiently challenged.