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Fox News CEO Ordered Staff to Stop Fact-Checking Trump Over False Claims of Election Fraud

HeadlineMar 31, 2023

The chief executive of Fox News ordered reporters at the far-right network to stop fact-checking Donald Trump’s false claims about election fraud after Joe Biden’s victory in 2020. That’s according to an email from CEO Suzanne Scott revealed as part of a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit filed against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems. In a message sent in early December of 2020, Scott wrote of the fact-checking, “This has to stop now. … The audience is furious and we are just feeding them material. Bad for business.” Another email revealed Scott encouraged Fox News to book Mike Lindell, the CEO of My Pillow and a prominent election denier, saying he would “get ratings.”

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