Room out of concerns about ‘population broadcast’ ON: ‘Dangerous to life’



Increasingly dominant theory

Sjoerd Sjoerdsma of D66 says in it NOS Radio 1 News that “life-threatening conspiracy theories” were spread in the broadcast. “And also unchallenged and without any criticism.”

To illustrate the danger of such theories, the MP also points to the recent attack in the American city of Buffalo, in which an 18-year-old nationalist extremist shot and killed ten black people. The shooter also believes in the overpopulation theory, has emerged.

The parties in the House also request an investigation by the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV). “The AIVD is also concerned,” says Sjoerdsma. “The 2021 annual report also warns that right-wing extremists will commit an attack and that this repopulation theory is becoming increasingly dominant.”

The parties also want an assessment against the Media Act, says Sjoerdsma. “Does it comply with that, does it meet the editorial statute of Ongehoord Nederland and the conditions imposed upon the accession of Ongehoord Nederland that they adhere to the journalistic code of the NPO?”

Politics is not about the content of programs, but according to Sjoerdsma, the parties that signed the parliamentary questions are not walking on thin ice. “Absolutely not. The nine parties that have submitted these questions stand for freedom of the press. We have stood up for journalists, and that they can say anything they want to say. But if you look at the Media Act, there are limits to what public broadcasters can do.” and allowed to do.”