ABC forced to apologise to Senator Hollie Hughes over 'fake news'

Sky News Digital Editor Jack Houghton says the ABC has “been forced to retract and apologise for fake news”.

"The ABC has spoken to staff after they ran an on-air strap claiming Senator Hollie Hughes had flippantly declared climate change was not Australia’s problem,” he said.

Mr Houghton said Ms Hughes was pointing out the "unquestionable truth" of Australia’s emissions contribution – which is just 1.3 per cent of the world’s total.

“The ABC dimwits who don’t understand science didn’t understand that argument, and they had to be dealt with by ABC management, according to The Australian,” he said.

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