“Lawsuits arrive for networks and lawyers who backed Donald Trump; Dominion and Smartmatic allege that conspiracy theories involving their products are defamatory”

Smart Steve Mazie in The Economist:

The First Amendment grants plenty of room for robust debate; plaintiffs seeking damages for defamatory statements face an appropriately steep climb. On the rare occasions when libel or slander claims stick, the defamed entity is typically the only compensated party. These voting-technology suits may offer a wider public benefit: curbing the spread of disinformation that destabilises democracy itself.

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