News International chairman James Murdoch has appeared again before British MPs to answer questions about a phone-hacking scandal that led to the closure of the News of the World tabloid.
Murdoch oversaw the now-defunct Sunday title as head of News Corporation’s British newspaper arm but he blamed its former editor for not telling him more when he approved a large payoff to one victim.
Murdoch had been tipped as the favourite to take over as chief executive when his 80-year-old father Rupert eventually steps down.
Murdoch senior took the decision to shut the News of the World in July after it emerged that journalists had hacked the voicemails of a murdered teenager and several celebrities.
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