The News Corporation head Tweeted: “Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells adverts around them. No wonder pouring millions into lobbying.”

A Google spokesperson last night retorted: “This is just nonsense. Last year we took down 5 million infringing web pages from our search results and invested more than $60 million in the fight against bad ads.”%u2028

Murdoch has also criticised the Obama administration too after it announced its plans not to proceed with nascent proposals allowing the state influence in the running and control of the web. %u2028%u2028

“So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery,” he Tweeted. %u2028%u2028

Murdoch has courted controversy with his Tweets since his arrival on the social networking site earlier this month, for lambasting the Brits for taking too many holidays in one particular instance. %u2028%u2028

His wife Wendi appeared to tell him off on Twitter for his early remarks before it was revealed that they had been posted by someone using a fake account pretending to be her. %u2028

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