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Rupert Murdoch Steps Down as Leader of Right-Wing Media Empire, Hands Power to Son

HeadlineSep 22, 2023

Billionaire media tycoon Rupert Murdoch announced Thursday he is stepping down as chair of News Corp. and Fox Corp. and will put his son, Lachlan Murdoch, in charge. Murdoch’s vast media holdings include the right-wing TV network Fox News, which has been plagued by a series of scandals around sexual harassment, as well as reporting lies, including around Trump’s loss in the 2020 election. We’ll have more on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire after headlines.

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