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Google Uses Hamster Story Responding To News Corp Accusation

Google responded to a News Corp with a statement "joking about eating hamsters as a response to a strongly worded letter from the chief executive of News Corp in which he accused Google of being a 'platform for piracy,'" per the Business Insider. The statement references a 1989 newspaper story published in the News Corp-owned The Sun that describes comedian Freddie Starr being accused of eating a hamster in a sandwich. It emerged years later that the story was created by British publicist Max Clifford, currently serving an eight-year prison sentence for indecent assault.

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