Dominion Voting Systems seeks to preserve Fox News and other publications ahead of lawsuits By Reuters


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By Helen Coster (Reuters) – Dominion Voting Systems said on Thursday that it had asked Facebook (NASDAQ 🙂 and other social media platforms to preserve posts and data from several conservative-trending networks, including Fox News, while pursuing the libel accusations that he rigged the 2020 presidential election. Attorneys for Dominion’s parent company sent letters to Facebook, YouTube, Parler, and Twitter stating that posts and data from Fox, Newsmax, One America News Network (OANN), former President Donald Trump, and others are relevant to the claims. pending and future Dominion. Last month, Dominion filed defamation lawsuits against Trump’s attorney Rudolph Giuliani and his former attorney Sidney Powell. The company has stated that more lawsuits will follow. He previously warned the networks and others named in Thursday’s letters that the defamation litigation against him is “imminent,” according to Dominion. A Fox News spokesperson referred Reuters to various segments of the network, including one in which a Dominion spokesperson debunked allegations of voter fraud. Newsmax declined to comment. OANN did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Earlier Thursday, electronic voting systems maker Smartmatic sued Fox News and parent company Fox Corp, Giuliani, Powell and others, alleging they falsely accused the company of helping to rig the U.S. presidential election in favor of Joe Biden. The defamation lawsuit, filed in the New York County Supreme Court, seeks more than $ 2.7 billion in compensatory and punitive damages. Smartmatic also asks the defendants to retract false statements. A representative for Twitter declined to comment. Representatives for Facebook, YouTube, Parler and Trump could not immediately be reached for comment.

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