OAN and Newsmax are both being sued by the voting technology firm Smartmatic for their continuing spread of what the firm calls misinformation about the 2020 Election.
• Smartmatic said that the two networks need to be held accountable for their actions and reports about the 2020 Election.
• In separate lawsuits Smartmatic has accused OAN and Newsmax of knowingly spreading 2020 election conspiracy theories about Smartmatic rigging the election against Trump.
• Smartmatic also claims that the network capitalized on false information about Smartmatic after Fox News stopped covering the false information about the 2020 Election.
• OAN which is headquartered in San Diego was sued in the U.S District of Columbia and Newsmax which is headquartered in West Palm Beach Florida was sued in the state court of Delaware.
• A Newsmax spokesperson said in a statement: “While Newsmax has yet to receive or review the Smartmatic filing, Newsmax reported accurately on allegations made by well-known public figures, including the President, his advisors and members of Congress, as well as reporting on Smartmatic’s claims in its defense. Smartmatic’s action against Newsmax today is a clear attempt to squelch the rights of a free press.”
• OAN has not released any comments on the lawsuit
• Smartmatic says that the False claims made by OAN and Newsmax erased over 2 Billion in value off the company but what they are asking in damages will be released if the lawsuit goes to trial.