A court in the US state of Delaware will consider Monday whether news channel Fox News should pay compensation to the company that supplied voting computers in the 2020 presidential election. be of a conspiracy.
Dominion, the manufacturer of the voting computers, does not accept this and accuses the TV station of libel. The manufacturer states that they knew at Fox News that there was nothing wrong with those voting machines and that there was malicious intent. Fox News invokes freedom of the press. After all, former President Trump claimed that there was fraud in the 2020 election, a newsworthy fact.
The voting computer manufacturer claims damages of more than one and a half billion dollars. According to the company, that amount is compensation for loss of revenue, reputational damage and also for the extra security that has to be hired due to the flood of threats that the company has received since the election.
The smear campaign against voting computers, as the manufacturer sees it, started after Democrat Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election. Sydney Powell, the lawyer for loser Donald Trump, claimed on Fox News that the machines were flawed and presenters then continued to repeat this theory.
Presumably, Fox News leaders will be heard in the case. Including the owner, media magnate Rupert Murdoch and well-known opinion formers such as Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson.
The process is expected to take five to six weeks.
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