📑 How Rupert Murdoch Is Influencing Australia’s Bushfire Debate

Bookmarked How Rupert Murdoch Is Influencing Australia’s Bushfire Debate (nytimes.com)

And on Wednesday, Mr. Murdoch’s News Corp, the largest media company in Australia, was found to be part of another wave of misinformation. An independent study found online bots and trolls exaggerating the role of arson in the fires, at the same time that an article in The Australian making similar assertions became the most popular offering on the newspaper’s website.

It’s all part of what critics see as a relentless effort led by the powerful media outlet to do what it has also done in the United States and Britain — shift blame to the left, protect conservative leaders and divert attention from climate change.

Damian Cave discusses the roll of Rupert Murdoch and News Corp in man diverting attention away from climate change.

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