The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

I think where you're dealing with -- the problem is the Internet enables everyone, not just news -- that's what I'm saying. It's a democratising agent. It allows everyone to have a voice. Things like Twitter and Facebook mean that everyone can have a voice. You could go home and set up a Facebook page tonight and if there was something sufficiently interesting on it, that link, the link to your Facebook page, if you left it open to all-comers, could be viewed millions of times by tomorrow morning. You could reach more people in the next 24 hours than MailOnline does, quite easily. The question is you have to accept that people have a freedom of expression and we have to just take the good with the bad to a certain extent when it comes down to individuals.

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