The DWP have admitted their involvement in the Role Models: Inspire A Generation youtube channel after first attempting to mislead people that it was initiated ‘by young disabled people for young disabled people’.
The youtube channel hosts 50 videos of disabled people with successful careers and has been criticised as being soft propaganda for the vicious cuts to disability benefits.
The youtube page previously gave no indication that it was a government run campaign, however this has now been changed to admit that: “This account is a co-production between young disabled people and the Department for Work and Pensions.”
The facebook page for the campaign, which also gave no information that it was a government run page, is still missing after it disappeared shortly after it was launched. Scores of people had visited the page to criticise DWP inspired policies which are forcing hundreds of thousands of disabled people into desperate poverty.
Luckily the youtube channel, which currently has a less than impressive 49 subscribers, is still accepting comments. The DWP say they want to encourage open and lively debate – but no swearing.
You can join in the open and lively debate at: http://www.youtube.com/user/rolemodelsinspire/
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