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Jeremy Corbyn warned "tech giants and unaccountable billionaires" that he will seek to curb their control of information, but denied he was retaliating for negative coverage during his three years as leader of the UK’s opposition Labour Party. Corbyn — who has been accused of anti-Semitism, siding with terrorists and drifting on Brexit during a summer under siege — said Britain’s print media is "wedded so firmly" to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party and "corporate interests" that reform is essential to redress the balance. The "tightening oligopoly" of news online must be addressed for the same reason, he said. "This isn’t about any retribution or retaliation to anybody," Corbyn said in a speech in Edinburgh on Thursday. "I want us to have a strong and vibrant democracy and I support journalists who want us to have a strong and vibrant democracy." He proposed a windfall tax on technology companies to fund "public interest journalism," a digital licence fee and election...

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