Fox television company on trial for electoral fraud news

Fox television company on trial for electoral fraud news

March 31, 2023, 20:05 PM

March 31, 2023, 20:05 PM

A United States judge decided this Friday that a trial be heldr the multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit filed by voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News, which it accuses of spreading falsehoods about the 2020 presidential election.

The media case must be analyzed by a jury from the state of Delaware, after Judge Eric Davis reject Fox’s requests so that he was the one who decided on it.

Dominion sued the conservative channel in March 2021 and claims compensation of 1,600 million dollars for his false allegations, in support of former President Donald Trump (2017-2021), that the company had rigged the 2020 elections.

“Good lies for business”

The company accused the chain “of leaving the truth aside” and engaging in a “disinformation” campaign against him because “lies were good for Fox business,” according to the lawsuit.

After the November 2020 elections, the then president and Republican candidate, Donald Trump, reiterated on multiple occasions his accusation, rejected in various courts for lack of evidence, of electoral fraud after the victory of Democrat Joe Biden.

Many of his advisers, including his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, defended the president’s claims that had been the target of electoral fraud in which, according to him, Dominion was involved.

Fox sold a bogus fraud story election to serve its business purposes, seriously damaging Dominion in the process,” the lawsuit stated.

Chain faces another lawsuit

The case has drawn widespread attention in the United States and has led to the airing of numerous internal Fox communications showing that some of its star presenters were skeptical about the accusations of voter fraud that the network itself was reporting on.

So was, according to those documents, the media magnate Rupert Murdoch, who chairs Fox Corp. and who has had to testify in the context of the judicial process.

The news network is also facing another lawsuit, in this case before a New York court, filed by the election systems company Smartmatic, which demands 2,700 million dollars for having it also involved in this alleged electoral fraud without providing evidence.

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