Voting tech firm spotlights Murdochs in defamation suit

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The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) – A voting technology company suing Fox News is arguing that Fox Corp. leaders Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch played a leading role in deciding to air false claims that the technology helped “steal” the 2020 presidential election from former President Donald Trump.

Smartmatic said in a court filing that the Murdochs made a business decision to direct Fox News to embrace what Smartmatic calls a disinformation campaign.

The filing Monday is based on news reports and filings in a separate defamation case against the network, filed by Dominion Voting Systems.

Fox News has said that it was simply reporting on newsworthy claims made by Trump and his attorneys.

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3/7/2023 4:50:02 PM (GMT -6:00)

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