April 17, 2023

Dominion Voting Systems vs. Fox News

by The Journal

Dominion Voting Systems, which makes ballot machines, sued Fox News for $1.6 billion, claiming the cable network aired defamatory claims about its role in the 2020 election. Fox News denies wrongdoing. WSJ’s Erin Mulvaney explains what’s at stake as the highly anticipated trial is set to begin this week.

Further Reading: 

- Fox News, Dominion Each Face Risks If Defamation Case Goes to Trial 

- Documents From Fox Defamation Suit Spotlight Tension Between Prime-Time Hosts and News Personnel 

- In Deposition, Rupert Murdoch Says Fox News Hosts Endorsed False 2020 Election Claims 

Further Listening: 

- A Voting Machine Company Fights Disinformation With Lawsuits 

- Georgia's Secretary of State Defends the Election 

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