Smartmatic, the voting technology company that is suing Fox News, some of its hosts and pro-Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell for defamation, is now suing Newsmax and OAN for ‘disinformation campaign’
“OANN had every opportunity to do the right thing after the 2020 election for President and Vice President of the United States. It could have reported the truth. Instead, OANN chose to do the wrong thing every time. It reported a lie,” Smartmatic’s 197-page lawsuit against Herring Networks, OANN’s parent company, said in its lawsuit, Law & Crime reports.
“Newsmax has long wanted to ascend the viewership ladder. It has now shown that it will cross legal and ethical lines to climb the ladder and push off the one at the top,” Smartmatic said in a separate lawsuit filed against Newsmax.
“Despite claims to provide viewers with honest, unbiased reporting, these outlets victimized Smartmatic by spreading false information about the company following last year’s election, all in their efforts to increase viewership and revenue,” J. Erik Connolly, one of the attorneys representing Smartmatic, said in a statement.
Another voting tech company, Dominion, filed a defamation suit against the two networks in August.