Critics see a concerted effort to shift blame, protect conservative leaders and divert attention from climate change. On Wednesday, Mr. Murdoch’s News Corp, the largest media company in Australia, was found to be part of another wave of misinformation. An independent study found online bots and trolls exaggerating the role of arson in the fires, at the same time that an article in The Australian making similar assertions became the most popular offering on the newspaper’s website.
By Damien Cave. New York Times. January 8, 2020.