Ending Misinformation: The $4B Fox News Suit
Two voting technology companies are seeking damages of more than $4 billion against Fox News for its reports of election tampering.
In an interview with Radio National Australia, Nancy Costello, director of the MSU Law First Amendment Clinic and The McLellan, discusses whether Fox News departed from journalistic standards of investigation in its reporting on the 2020 election. Two voting technology companies are seeking damages of more than $4 billion claiming the conservative news outlet repeatedly broadcast false reports of election tampering involving the companies. While a defamation lawsuit against the press can chill speech, Costello told Radio National that a lawsuit can also help combat false news and misinformation. "[The lawsuit] brought it back to where it should be, which is responsible journalism," she said. Listen to the interview with Radio National here.