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No, I think I'm not averse to statutory backstop, because I think there needs to be a way of making sure that everyone in the industry is part of this regulation, regulatory body, signed up to it, and that includes online as well. I don't see why there should be a distinction between news that's printed on dead trees and news that comes up on a digital screen. I don't mean blogs, because that's going to be impossible, but those online news sites that want to be part of a respected news source world, they should be part of this regulation.

So I don't see any problem with giving some sort of statutory underpinning.

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