“Channel 4 want to raise investment. They want to invest in more content. What we're doing is setting Channel 4 free to be able to do that.”

Nadine Dorries, Twitter

May 25, 2022

Facts

Nadine Dorries made this comment on Twitter, referring to the privatisation of Channel 4. 

Channel 4 themselves denied this. Responding to Nadine Dorries’ tweet, they said: “A proposal was made, in response to a request from DCMS, showing how C4 could potentially raise a small amount of outside capital. C4 is in excellent financial health & does not want or need to raise outside capital to fund its future plans” 

Verdict

Nadine Dorries’ claim was false. 

We approached Nadine Dorries' office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport to give her a chance to comment, but received no response.

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