A court in the US state of Delaware will consider on Tuesday whether Fox News should pay damages to the company that supplied computers for voting in the 2020 presidential election.
The trial was scheduled to start on Monday, but the court announced that it would delay the start of the case by 24 hours. The US media speculate that there are behind-the-scenes talks about a settlement.
Dominion, the manufacturer of the voting machines, is accusing the TV station of libel. The manufacturer stated that they knew at Fox News that there was nothing wrong with these voting machines and that there was malicious intent. Fox News calls for freedom of the press. After all, former President Trump claimed there was fraud in the 2020 election, which is a newsworthy fact.
The manufacturer of voting computers is seeking damages of more than one and a half billion dollars. According to the company, this amount is compensation for lost revenue, reputational damage and also for the extra security that must be employed due to the influx of threats the company has received since the election.
The defamation campaign against the voting devices, as seen by the factory, began after the announcement of the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential elections. Sidney Powell, the lawyer for loser Donald Trump, claimed on Fox News that the machines were faulty, and then the presenters kept repeating that theory.
Fox News leaders are supposed to be heard in the case. Including owner and media mogul Rupert Murdoch and famous opinion makers like Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson.
The process is expected to take five to six weeks.
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