Senior BBC Staffer Who Peddled Extreme Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories On Social Media Exits The BBC

The senior BBC employee who made a string of highly antisemitic Facebook posts has left the corporation.

It was decided on Friday that Senior Schedule Co-Ordinator Dawn Queva would exit after Deadline revealed posts including references to the “holohoax” and numerous extreme antisemitic conspiracy theories. The Telegraph first reported on Queva’s departure yesterday.

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Deadline notified the BBC of the posts from a Facebook account Dawn Las Quevas-Allen, which we verified was the same person as Queva, an employee in the BBC scheduling department, and the complaint was taken to her line manager. “The individual concerned is no longer employed by the BBC,” said a spokeswoman. Queva’s Facebook account appears to have now been deleted.

Queva’s rambling and vitriolic posts included one that branded Jewish people a “subcontinental Caucasian invader coloniser species with zero indigenous/blood” and another that referenced the Rothschilds and refers to the Holocaust as the “holohoax,” which accused the Jews of “buying and selling those who kidnap from Africa” amongst other wide-ranging accusations.

“Terribly rotten”

The Campaign Against Antisemitism has said it is considering reporting the posts to the police.

“Barely a week goes by now without some figure at the BBC publishing some inflammatory remark relating to Jews,” said the group in a statement. “Something is terribly rotten at the BBC.”

The news indeed comes at a difficult time for the BBC’s relationship with the Jewish community and Deadline is told there was upset amongst its Jewish staff off the back of the Queva news.

The Israel-Hamas War has been a hugely contentious issue for the national broadcaster, especially the way in which Hamas has been labeled by news reporting. Last week, we revealed Director General Tim Davie held “listening meetings” with staff as the BBC sought to address internal unrest over perceived bias in its coverage of the Israel-Gaza war. The Telegraph previously reported that Jewish employees had filed grievances over alleged antisemitism in the workplace.

Deadline has reached out to Queva for comment.

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