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Call out Murdoch's dangerous misinformation

It's time to stand up to the Murdoch Press.

During the bushfire crisis, the Murdoch Press deliberately pushed "misinformation" intended to "divert attention from climate change".1, 2

When Coronavirus first hit in Australia, the Murdoch Press published racist and xenophobic headlines on the front pages of its newspapers.3

But we're calling them out. And we're not alone. Join the communities and everyday people taking on the Murdoch Press.

Enough is enough. Now, more than ever, our communities need truthful and reliable reporting to stay safe and informed...the antithesis of the Murdoch Press.

The New York Times called out News Corp's "relentless effort" to "protect conservative leaders and divert attention from climate change".4 An employee rebelled against News Corp's "misinformation campaign" filled with "irresponsible" and "dangerous" coverage of the bushfire crisis.5 Even Rupert Murdoch's own son criticised the media giant earlier this year.6

The good news? The pressure on News Corp has never been stronger or more effective. But if News Corp is to clean up their act, we need to keep it up. They're used to receiving letters to the editor, but what about one signed by tens of thousands of Australians.

Can you add your name today?
References:
[1] 'Dangerous, misinformation': News Corp employee's fire coverage email, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 January 2020
[2] 'How Rupert Murdoch Is Influencing Australia's Bushfire Debate', The New York Times, 9 January 2020
[3] Criticism over 'downright offensive and unacceptable race discrimination' in News Corp Coronavirus headlines, Mumbrella, January 31, 2020
[4] 'How Rupert Murdoch Is Influencing Australia's Bushfire Debate', The New York Times, 9 January 2020
[5] 'Dangerous, misinformation': News Corp employee's fire coverage email, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 January 2020
[6] Rupert Murdoch's son James criticises News Corp, Fox for climate change and bushfire coverage, ABC, 15 January 2020

SIGN THE LETTER!

To Michael Miller, CEO of News Corp Australia,

News Corp is continuing to drive misinformation and fear in our communities - from the impacts of climate change to Coronavirus.

News Corp’s agenda diverts political attention from preventing worsening climate disasters. It’s divisive and too often racist coverage has real world implications for migrant and multicultural communities across the country. It has to stop.

We ask that you set aside ideology and act in the interest of our communities.




36,685 signatures

We need 3,315 more


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