The Conservative media spread misinformation about the 2020 US presidential election, and Dominion voting systems tarnished the company’s image.
Dominion voting systems, responsible for software for voting machines during the presidential election in the United States, have filed a defamation suit against Fox News, arguing that the news network knowingly spread false information about an election fraud aimed at increasing yours. The audience.
“Fox sold a false story about voter fraud in order to serve its own business purposes, severely injuring Dominion in the process. He irresponsibly ignored the truth. In fact, Fox knew that these statements about Dominion were lies,” Dominion said in the case.
The aforementioned conservative media, according to the report, allowed guests of its projects to broadcast foreign reports about the company without restriction, meaning that its machines were made in Venezuela to thank Hugo Chavez.
In all, Dominion is seeking $ 1.6 billion in damages for defaming its image. This is the fourth in a series of lawsuits filed by the company against lawyers and propagandists of conspiracy theories alleging that Democrats rigged the presidential election and that Dominion contributed to the settlement by damaging voting machines. Dominion was also sued by Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, one of the former president’s legal representatives who was ousted in December, and Trump’s businessman Michelindel.
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Complaints related to election fraud should be denied. Trump’s team was unable to prove his theory in court due to lack of evidence. Yet all this rhetoric did great damage to American society. Trump’s campaign, which allegedly stole his victory, endangered the lives of a large group of his congressmen who attacked the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 6.
In February 2021, Smartmatic, another company providing technology for electoral processes in the country, sued Fox News for $ 2.7 billion for its “false propaganda.”
Fox News Media said in a statement that it was “proud” of the 2020 election as a company and would “defend itself against this unsubstantiated lawsuit in court.” In the Smartmatic case, Fox sought to convince the court that it was trying to “prevent first-amendment proceedings.” However, the spread of rumors in the post-election weeks can be considered an “election conspiracy”. So far the war in the courts is beginning.
Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has filed a defamation suit