Smartmatic and OAN settle defamation suit

Smartmatic, an elections technology company, had accused the conservative broadcaster of amplifying baseless claims about election fraud.


The voting technology company Smartmatic reached a settlement on Tuesday in its defamation lawsuit against One America News Network, a far-right broadcaster, over the amplification of election falsehoods about the 2020 presidential election.

The terms of the settlement were confidential and could not immediately be learned.

Smartmatic filed the lawsuit in 2021, accusing OAN of amplifying baseless claims that Smartmatic had been involved in rigging the presidential election through its voting machines.

A filing for a dismissal of the case with prejudice, meaning it cannot be retried, was submitted by Smartmatic’s lawyers to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday.

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