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Government accuses 21st Century Fox of inadequate compliance

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The lack of compliance procedures for Fox News was a serious failure, the government has told 21st Century Fox in a strongly worded letter that outlines the reasons why the Murdochs face a major investigation into their track record as media owners.

The failure calls into question the Murdochs’ commitment to broadcasting standards and potentially suggests that compliance issues at Fox are only deal with after being identified externally, the government adds.

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