MSM peddles propaganda


The BBC is running a story on its website that

Update – BBC has now changed its headline to BENEFIT STAFF TO USE LIE DETECTOR (story remains the same).

Sky News is running the same story on their website LIE TESTS FOR FRAUDSTERS

The Daily Express also runs the story BENEFIT CHEATS FACE LIE DETECTORS.

The system first analyses the characteristics of a caller's
“normal” voice to establish a benchmark.

This ensures it
takes any natural variation, for example due to nerves or shyness, into

Software which analyses changes in a caller's voice is to be used in a pilot scheme to help identify suspect cases at the start of a claim.

The software then
looks for changes in voice tone and frequency and performs thousands of
mathematical calculations to identify signs that someone could be lying.

Benefits staff
can then ask for further evidence to support any suspicious claims.

However when you
read the story, what it should say is



This is blatant government propaganda.

This surely gives weight to the claim that the BBC and Sky News and other MSM just repeat government propaganda rather than reporting news. The plans sound very similar to those outlined in 2005 by then Work and Pensions Secretary David Blunkett.

Another item in
the BBC article that pricked my ears was a paragraph that stated:

It will be tested
on housing and council tax benefit claims first, before being rolled out to job
centres later in the year.




A better use of public money would be to trial it on
our politicians first. PMQ's would be a good start.



NuLab – Destroying Britain
from the inside out.




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