The UK’s media watchdog is looking into a TV network’s broadcast of an interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke about coronavirus.
Ofcom said it was “assessing this programme as a priority”, following London Live’s screening of the programme on Wednesday evening.
It follows YouTube’s introduction of stricter misinformation rules after a later interview with Mr Icke by the same team was streamed on its platform.
The government has expressed concern.
“Clearly that station is regulated by Ofcom. And I would be expecting Ofcom to take appropriate action,” said Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
“Clearly they are independent but I will be in touch with them to understand what action they are taking in respect to that.”