Smartmatic USA, a software company with voting equipment suing Fox News for defamation, told a New York state court on Tuesday that Fox figures deliberately spread misinformation about election fraud and the First Amendment does not protect it.
“It’s not a game.” The first supplement is not provided by Fox … the Get Out Of Jail Free card, “reads the court file. “Their decision to denigrate Smartmatic had real consequences.” Smartmatic’s reputation will never be the same. “
The first amendment guarantees freedom of expression and freedom of the press.
Fox News filed a lawsuit dismissing the $ 2.7 billion lawsuit, saying the network had covered former President Trump’s allegations of election fraud, which was new.
“The submission only confirms our view that the lawsuit is insignificant and that FOX News covered the election in the highest tradition of the First Amendment,” a Fox spokesman said.
Smartmatic has ties to Dominion Voting Systems, whose machines and software were the subject of unsubstantiated allegations of tampering in the 2020 presidential election.
Smartmatic software was used in the Los Angeles district, he reports