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Tensions erupted both on and off the set of a Newsmax TV segment when MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell bolstered his claim of a rigged presidential election with accusations directed at the integrity of Dominion Voting Systems. Lindell’s allegations not only caused an anchor to storm off set, but also highlighted the potential consequences of Lindell’s words for both himself and Newsmax. What’s clear from Dominion’s public threat of legal action followed by swiftly filing suit against Lindell for $1.3 billion is that defamation cases are no longer privately litigated offscreen. US Dominion Inc. v. My Pillow Inc., 1:21-cv-00445 (D.D.C.) Instead, social media and the 24-hour news cycle provide a multitude of platforms for critical voices, and companies no longer risk complacency in response to the publication of potentially false information.
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By Stan Soocher
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By Ellen Bardash
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By Michael A. Mora
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