$1.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Fox News Media

         Many Fox News executives and personalities, including CEO, Suzanne Scott and host Jeanine Pirro, are being deposed for a $1.6 billion lawsuit against the company by Dominion Voting Systems over misinformation concerning the 2020 election. 

         Referred to by the New York Times as a “sanctuary for conservatives,” Fox programming included false information about voting fraud made possible through Dominion’s voting machines. Dominion is accusing the media giant of defamation by criticizing their machines to a massive audience- Fox News is the ranked the most watched cable network, even above ESPN– in conjunction with the 2020 election which dethroned Donald Trump, the idolized conservative businessman and president.

Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media

Suzanne Scott is known for making Fox News Media what it is today, proving herself as a lucrative leader and popularizing the brand to its current state. When it came to the hearings concerning the January 6th insurrection, Scott made the ultimate decision to refrain from broadcasting the event. Continuing to show their typical prime time broadcasts, their ratings soared over those of CNN, who aired the hearings, further confirming to her investors that she made the right choice. Scott is known for her mantra of respecting the audience, and appealing to them at all costs– despite possible misinformation or restriction of significant stories. 

          The definition of propaganda, according to Merriam Webster, is this: “ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause.” The ideas spread by Fox News Media clearly demonstrate a deliberate spreading of disinformation, especially pertaining to the 2020 election as is addressed in this current lawsuit. As with much news now, there is bias, Fox is not the only one to be held accountable. Regardless, the company has not found itself struggling even as they are being sued for the spread of misinformation.