Dominion: Fox Wants “Blank Check” To Broadcast Lies

Bloomberg News reports:

Dominion Voting Systems Inc. said dismissal of its defamation suit against Fox News Networks would give media companies a “blank check” to knowingly broadcast lies to hundreds of millions of people as long as they deem the falsehoods to be newsworthy.

Tossing the case, as Fox has requested, would upend the U.S. Supreme Court’s decades-old balance of First Amendment rights by allowing media companies to publish defamatory statements even if they know they’re “100% false,” Dominion said in a June 8 filing in state court in Delaware.

Denver-based Dominion, whose technology is used in dozens of states, sued in March after Fox broadcast numerous interviews falsely accusing the voting company of conspiring with Democrats and foreign hackers to flip millions of votes away from former President Trump.

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