Dominion v Fox News defamation case heads to trial

A CLOSELY watched civil trial that pits vote machine maker Dominion against Fox News and tests the extent of free speech rights for media in America – even when broadcasting alleged election falsehoods – is due to start today with jury selection.

The proceedings could be one of the most consequential defamation cases ever heard in the United States and threaten financial and reputational damage for Rupert Murdoch’s conservative TV network.