Inside the Billion-Dollar War Against Right-Wing Conspiracists

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Chief Executive John Poulos says Dominion Voting System’s $1.3 billion defamation suit against Sidney Powell is the “first step” in the voting machine company’s efforts to counter a “malicious campaign of lies” spread by right-wing media outlets and the conspiracy theorists in Donald Trump’s inner circle. Dominion is fighting disinformation surrounding the elections in Georgia, Michigan and elsewhere with a powerful weapon: the lawsuit.

In this episode of “Sway,” Mr. Poulos debunks the conspiracy theories, reacts to the “wholly unsatisfying” clarifications issued by right-wing media in and addresses whether Dominion may pursue a defamation claim against the president. “We are ruling out nobody.”

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This episode of “Sway” was produced by Nayeema Raza, Matt Frassica, Heba Elorbany, Matt Kwong and Vishakha Darbha and edited by Paula Szuchman; fact-checking by Kate Sinclair; music and sound design by Isaac Jones; mixing by Erick Gomez. Special thanks to Renan Borelli, Liriel Higa and Kathy Tu.

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