Fox to pay US$787m to settle 2020 election suit

Fox to pay US$787m to settle 2020 election suit
Fox News is part of billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. (Image: Getty)
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By Erik Larson and Jef FeeleyFox News has agreed to pay US$787.5 million (NZ$1.27 billion) to settle voting machine maker Dominion Voting System’s lawsuit alleging the network defamed it by airing bogus claims that it rigged the 2020 presidential election against Donald Trump.The network, part of billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, reached the settlement with Dominion shortly after a jury for the trial in Wilmington, Delaware, was selected on Tuesday and just before opening statements. Dominion sued Fox for US$1.6 billion.Acc...

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