Dominion Voting Systems has filed a massive $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News, claiming the right wing cable channel “sold a false story of election fraud in order to serve its own commercial purposes, severely injuring Dominion in the process," the court document reads.
Dominion "was a target of misleading, false and bizarre claims spread by President Donald Trump and his allies in the aftermath of Trump's election loss to Joe Biden," according to the AP. "Those claims helped spur on rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in a violent siege that left five people dead, including a police officer."
On social media many cheered the news.
Don't settle this case. Go to trial. Don't settle this case. Go to trial. Don't settle this case. Go to trial. Don't settle this case. Go to trial. Don't settle this case. Go to trial. Don't settle this case. Go to trial. Don't settle this case. Go to trial.
— Good Trouble (@Ontheotherhand) March 26, 2021
Waking up to see the hero(Dominion Voting System) drag super evil villains Fox News to court. #FridayMotivation #FightForDemocracy https://t.co/jtuPVx7gnj
— Sista T (@SistaLyrics) March 26, 2021
Breaking: the only way to stop Fox from lying or spreading disinformation and propaganda is to sue them out of business. Because no matter how many cases they lose or pay big settlements of $millions in the past they always remain committed to lying. https://t.co/clSYzEPDfP
— John Oberlin (@OMGno2trump) March 26, 2021
Lies have consequences @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/JWcrgZHoBr
— Lola (@lmnysf) March 26, 2021
Dominion Voting Systems now slapped Fox News with $1.6 billion lawsuit. Wondering if they're going to use same weak defense as Sidney Powell “No reasonable person would conclude that the statements were truly statements of fact.." Next up...the #FormerGuy?
— 🖤🦋Rowan Moon🦋🖤 (@oXxRowanxXo) March 26, 2021
Such an important lawsuit against Fox News' fascist and reckless reporting! Fox News sued by Dominion Voting for $1.6 billion over election fraud claims https://t.co/eDh4S6Mv7f
— Cecilie Holter (@holter_cecilie) March 26, 2021
Yes! Go get em! Dominion sues Fox News for $1.6 billion - The Washington Post https://t.co/XTfZI40v8a
— T-Rex (@SpartanInNY) March 26, 2021
Fox News slapped with massive $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems. God, I hope this is a successful lawsuit with full damages awarded. It's the only way to put this joke of a network in check. #FoxPropagandaNetwork
— 🇨🇦Golden POTUS 🌊 (@rjcrock2003) March 26, 2021
Fox finally sued for lying. It's only 20 years overdue. Hope Dominion takes them to the bank! They should sue Sean Hannity, Maria Bartiromo, Judge Pirro, Tucker Carlson, and Lou Dons, many more individually. #FoxIsNotNews #FauxNews
— Deep Thought ⚪️ (@webperez) March 26, 2021
Their so-called hosts should also be sued for false information on this, and all the unnecessary sickness and death they caused with misinformation on the pandemic.
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) March 26, 2021
Indeed, sue them out of business would be the best gift to the world
— 🌸𝓙𝓪𝓬𝓺𝓾𝓲𝓙𝓾𝓼𝓽𝓚𝓮𝓹𝓽𝓖𝓸𝓲𝓷𝓰🌸 (@JacquiVotesBlue) March 26, 2021