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I think that is absolutely right and indeed, it's one of the factors behind my suggestion that in the first instance, we, in effect, try and bring them into the fold, wherever they may be located. I think Google and Facebook have registered in Ireland, I believe, and as you say, there are other international companies too.

So setting aside whether it is easy or not to regulate these intermediaries, it would be a good idea to try and bring them into the debate and get them thinking about UK public interest and UK public expectations, and indeed I think they've already started to do that in terms of trying to observe UK laws even if, in practice, they don't have to because they're not always based here.

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