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Crikey has kept on chasing answers from the people who may be able to curb the Murdoch empire’s influence, following our special edition looking into the relationship between Murdoch media and US President Donald Trump.

After being referred from Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s office to Labor communications spokeswoman Michelle Rowland’s office, then referred again to assistant minister for communications Tim Watts, Crikey still hasn’t received a response.

Previously, the office of Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack had referred Crikey to “the very clear statements” McCormack had made this week on social media giants and censorship.

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A spokesperson for Communications Minister Paul Fletcher told Crikey he would not be commenting on the matter, while a spokesperson for Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said that chair Rod Sims was on leave.

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