Suing the Media for Trump’s Lies: Are Defamation Cases a Cure for Disinformation?
Date: February 25, 2021
Is Smartmatic’s $2.7 billion defamation suit against Fox News a threat to the press? Should it be dismissed under New York’s new anti-SLAPP law? How can the media avoid liability for reporting the lies of public officials? With Paul Clement, Kirkland & Ellis, lead counsel for Fox News in the case; and Michael Grynbaum, media reporter, New York Times.
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