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I would, because it seems to me that at the very least, if Ofcom is asked, as it has, I think, proposed -- if it is asked to carry out a periodic review of plurality in the news market in the UK, then the influence of these digital intermediaries, how they impact on the news we have access to and the range of different news sources which are easily available, those are the sorts of things which absolutely should be part of an Ofcom plurality review, and my understanding is that there would have to be some definitional change in the Act to make sure that they were incorporated as a media enterprise so that they could come within the Ofcom remit.

I have to confess I haven't looked in detail at the sort of legislative changes which would be required but it does seem to me this is one of those changes.

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