BBC apologizes for tweet saying number of Yiddish speakers 'severely depleted' - iMediaEthics

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The BBC apologized after its World Service Twitter account tweeted, “Yiddish was once spoken by more than 10 million people, but these numbers were severely depleted by the mid-20th century.” Of course, that decline was caused by the Holocaust, which the tweet didn’t note.

The tweet accompanied a program about the Yiddish language.

The BBC declined to comment to iMediaEthics beyond pointing to its apology tweet and the program itself.

The BBC issued an apology tweet Jan. 3 that read, “We have removed an earlier tweet promoting our programme The Forum, Yiddish: A story of survival. The wording wasn’t right and we apologise.”

Hat Tip: Times of Israel

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