In the end the curtain was pulled down on the circus of what would have been one of the most explosive media trials in US legal history.
Just before opening arguments had been due ahead of a six week public battle, Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems $785m (£631m) over claims made on the conservative US network about the 2020 presidential election which saw Joe Biden defeating Donald Trump. Trump would go on to claim it had been “stolen” without a shred of evidence.
Fox News Media issued a terse statement in response in which the key line was this: “We acknowledge the Court’s rulings finding certain claims about Dominion to be false”
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