Dominion sues former Trump lawyer over voting machine conspiracy theory

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Dominion Voting Systems is suing President Donald Trump’s former attorney Sidney Powell for spreading unfounded conspiracy theories about its election equipment. The long-awaited defamation suit could test the impact of legal attacks on disinformation.

As NBC News reported this morning, Dominion sued Powell for making a series of “wild” and “demonstrably false” accusations that spread across right-wing media outlets and major social networks. Powell was responsible for a series of legally dubious challenges that she dubbed the “kraken,” but she failed to substantiate their allegations — which included false claims that Dominion had rigged voting machines to favor President-elect Joe Biden as part of a plot involving deceased Venezuelan...

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