Over Half-Million Australians Demand Investigation Into Rupert Murdoch’s Media Empire

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Over 500,000 Australians have demanded their government investigate the dominance of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, after signing a petition launched just over three weeks ago by former Aussie Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

According to CNN, the petition calls for a Royal Commission – the country’s highest form of public inquiry, to “investigate threats to media diversity,” as well as claims that the media empire encourages “deliberately polarizing and politically manipulated news.”

The petition also called out tech giants Google and Facebook over their relationship with the mainstream media, however the bulk of the request focuses on Murdoch’s empire.

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