Update 26/4/12: In his evidence to the Leveson inquiry this morning, Murdoch talks about the Google story in the Daily Mail outlined below. This from the Guardian live blog.
Murdoch is sidetracked on to the Daily Mail's front page story on Tuesday, which attacked Google for not filtering out pornography on its search engine.
"Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I happen to agree with every single word of it. But that was a very, very strong attack. If a company is doing wrong, I think it's fair to debate it and debate in strong terms".
Update 25/4/12: Australia's Herald Sun pick up on the story, as did The Telegraph over here and Daily News & Analysis from India. Chris Matyszczyk comments on the story in an article for CNet . He highlights Gummer's content lite Google+ entry. It is interesting that someone working in the social media field has (as far I as I can tell) no twitter or Facebook account and this bare Google entry.
Meanwhile The Observer this Sunday is carrying a debate on the issue in the Review section.
The Daily Mail is carrying an article by myself and Daniel Martin on a talk given by Facebook's head of public policy Simon Milner and senior Google analyst Naomi Gummer at the Childhood and Media Conference held at Bath Spa University and organised by David Niven Associates.
A Google executive says it is a ‘myth’ that laws can protect children from internet pornography.
Naomi Gummer insisted it was up to parents to keep their children safe from disturbing material.
She told a conference that legislation would be a blunt instrument because of the pace of technological advance.