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We should be seen to be impartial. BBC sites which cover a controversial or public policy matter may offer links to external sites which, taken together, represent a reasonable range of views about the subject. We should ensure that when we link to third party sites that we take into account any concerns about potential breaches of the law e.g. defamation or incitement to racial hatred, or the BBC guidelines on harm and offence.

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