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Smartmatic Files Defamation Lawsuits Against Fox, Powell, Giuliani Over Election Claims

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Smartmatic Files Defamation Lawsuits Against Fox, Powell, Giuliani Over Election Claims

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Election software firm Smartmatic has sued Fox News Media, attorney Sidney Powell, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and others alleging that they “engaged in a conspiracy to spread disinformation about Smartmatic” following the 2020 presidential election. Smartmatic is demanding at least $2.7 billion in damages for injuries caused by what they say was a “disinformation campaign” against the company. The firm alleges that the defendants made false claims about the company’s role in the 2020 election, the nature of the company, and its connection with Venezuela. The lawsuit (pdf) claims this “disinformation” helped to enrich the defendants, who gained more viewers or readers, raised money, or curried “favors with the outgoing administration.” “Smartmatic’s loss was Defendants’ gain,” the lawsuit claims. “They lied. And they did so knowingly and intentionally. Smartmatic seeks to hold them accountable for those lies and for the damage that their lies have caused.” Fox News Media …

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