The power of the press is no more

Raleigh Addington
Raleigh Addington
editor at Chartwell Speakers

Every columnist and commentator has had their say about the supposed steely grip that the Murdoch clan, as owners of a newspaper empire, has held over British governments past and present. But, as Rory Cellan-Jones points out, it’s no longer newspapers and the old media that hold the key to winning voters over. It’s the, primarily US-based, technology companies like Apple and Google, who hold the information – and ability to influence people’s lives.

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