Rupert Murdoch is a US media tycoon born in Australia and founder of mass media giant News Corporation. In 2011 Murdoch was accused corruption, and of hacking the phones of famous people. In 2016 he became the CEO of Fox
James Murdoch, outgoing 21st Century Fox CEO and heir to the Murdoch media empire, was reported to be the favorite to replace Elon Musk as chairman of Tesla. Musk has denied the report on Twitter, saying "This is incorrect."
Public money could be given to billionaire press barons such as Rupert Murdoch, ostensibly so the government can ‘sell the idea’ that they are safeguarding the future of British newspapers, according to a press freedom campaigner.
Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called for a police probe into Rupert Murdoch’s media outlets. It comes after a private investigator employed by the Sunday Times detailed how he accessed Brown’s bank accounts.
Rupert Murdoch’s news outlets were involved in more criminality than the Leveson Inquiry uncovered, it has been claimed. The Tories want to “close the story down,” however, according to Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson.
Ex-Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott may sue Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp after he was informed that he was targeted by private investigator. The same PI made claims to the media that the Sunday Times hired him to spy on MPs.