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Tuesday, 04 October 2022 07:12 GMT

Defamation Case Regarding Election Lies Brings Fox to its Knees


(MENAFN) The Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit has the potential to be one of the most important First Amendment issues in a generation.

Following President Donald J. Trump's defeat in the 2020 election, Fox Business commentator Lou Dobbs claimed that he had "tremendous evidence " of voting fraud. However, a new suspect in a purported election rigging plot emerged: Dominion Voting Systems, a provider of voting equipment whose algorithms, according to Mr. Dobbs, " were designed to be inaccurate."

Another network anchor, Maria Bartiromo, erroneously claimed that “Nancy Pelosi has an interest in this company.” A Fox News presenter named Jeanine Pirro hypothesized that "technical glitches " in the software used by Dominion " could have affected thousands of absentee mail-in ballots."

The Fox Corporation is being sued by Dominion for defamation on the grounds that Fox frequently broadcast false, absurd, and exaggerated allegations about the company and its alleged involvement in a scheme to steal votes from Mr. Trump. Those unfounded accusations are now just a few of the many that have been cited in the lawsuit.

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