Former News of the World deputy editor Neil Wallis said he is "glad" that Rupert Murdoch "stood by his staff" after hearing secret audio recordings made during a News Corp meeting.
Phone-hacking charges against Mr Wallis were dropped in February this year.
He also replied to a Twitter user who asked whether he thought Murdoch was "really backing the staff":
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