Dominion sues former Trump lawyer over voting machine conspiracy theory
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…