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Is election disinformation free speech or defamation? Courts will decide

By Roy Gutterman, March 4, 2021

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Even though the 2020 election has been sufficiently settled for almost four months, now, and the results have been certified by legislatures and courts, it is still being fought — now in a series of defamation lawsuits.

The latest in these civil lawsuits came Monday when Dominion Voting Systems, one of the voting machine companies repeatedly targeted by former President Donald Trump and his allies, sued the My Pillow guy, Michael Lindell, for $1.3 billion in damages.

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