Thursday, January 28, 2021

What should elected officials do about Rupert Murdoch?


We’re still chasing up answers from our leaders about what they’ll do to curb Rupert Murdoch’s influence. Here’s what we got.

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After Crikey’s special edition looking into the relationship between Murdoch media and US President Donald Trump, we put some questions to those who might be able to influence Murdoch’s reign. We didn’t receive a lot in response.

So, we asked again.

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese was asked whether it was time for the government to act, whether Labor would ban Rupert Murdoch from entering Australia, whether media organisations had become too powerful and should be broken up, and if outlets should be held responsible in their role of hosting misinformation.

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