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News Corp. CEO Rips Digital Giants: None of Them Create, Pay For Content

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Friday, 14 Aug 2015 11:27 PM

A top executive of media titan News Corp took on Google, its newly announced holding company, Alphabet, and a slew of popular social media sites in a withering speech at a journalism awards dinner, The Wrap reports.

Robert Thomson, the chief executive officer of News Corp, – and a former managing editor of the Wall Street Journal – blasted the digital dynamos for "an unnatural act" of redistributing content.

"That Google’s newly conceived parent company is to be called Alphabet has itself created a range of delicious permutations: A is for Avarice, B is for Bowdlerize, through to K for Kleptocracy, P for Piracy and Z for Zealotry,” Thomson said at the Lowy Institute Media Awards in Australia.

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As for social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook, Thompson charged: “None of them actually create content, and they certainly have little intention of paying for it, but they do redistribute the content created by others — they would argue that such redistribution is a natural extension of their role as social networks. I would argue that much of the redistribution is an unnatural act."

"We are entering a new phase of development by the big distribution networks, a phase in which they are not only appropriating content but deciding what content is appropriate and inappropriate,” he added. “They are appointing editors not to create but to curate. And these curators tend to have a certain mindset, a deep fondness for political correctness, and a tendency to be intolerant of ideological infractions.”

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