A spokesman for James Murdoch said there would be no further comment. A News Corp spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The youngest son of Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire media mogul James Murdoch has previously expressed his disagreement with his father’s conservative political views.
James Murdoch had already left his family’s other company, 21st Century Fox, in part because of his distaste for Fox News. Breaking her ties with the other company in the family is a great time for the Murdoch family and those who look at them closely. But he remains closely associated with the empire through the Murdoch Family Trust.
The News Corp umbrella includes papers such as The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post. It also includes the HarperCollins book publisher.
News Corp also has a large Australian media outlet, which was criticized earlier this year for its coverage of wildfires.
A spokesman for James Murdoch said in January that he and his wife, Kathryn Murdoch, were “particularly disappointed with the continued denial among the Australian media given evidence to the contrary”.
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