BBC backs Laura Kuenssberg over ‘absurd’ claims on social media

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The BBC has said any suggestion their journalist Laura Kuenssberg maliciously shared details of a father who confronted Boris Johnson at a hospital is “absurd”.

The political editor met with a Twitter storm on Wednesday when she told her followers that Omar Salem is a Labour activist, before linking to one of Mr Salem’s posts about the incident.

Many social media users condemned the move and suggested it could “direct harassment” at Mr Salem, who told the Prime Minister the NHS was being destroyed while stood in a children’s ward at Whipps Cross University Hospital, where his seven-day-old daughter is being treated.

Mr Salem’s Twitter profile states he is a Labour activist, but some users called…

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