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The former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has launched a petition calling for a royal fee into NewsCorp’s dominance of Australia media, arguing Rupert Murdoch’s media firm employs ways that “Chill free speech and undermine public debate”.
The petition, launched on the Australian Parliament web site on Saturday, had gained greater than 38,000 signatures by Sunday morning, with Rudd tweeting that the recognition of the petition had prompted the web site to suspect customers signing it have been robots.
While the petition requires a royal fee “To guarantee a powerful, numerous Australian information media” within the face of “New enterprise fashions that encourage intentionally polarising and politically manipulated information”, Rudd posted a video to Twitter launching the petition that centered on “Growing anger at what the Murdoch media monopoly is doing to our nation”.