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Fox News, Trump lawyer hit with $3b suit over "rigged" election claims

Electronic voting systems maker Smartmatic on Thursday sued Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News cable network and Rudolph Giuliani, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump, claiming they defamed the company by falsely accusing it of helping to rig the US presidential election in favour of Joe Biden.

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Murdoch media to be focus of parliamentary inquiry

The impact of media concentration on Australian democracy is set to be explored in a new Senate inquiry approved days after a petition by former prime minister Kevin Rudd calling for a royal commission into Rupert Murdoch’s media empire – signed by half a million people – was tabled in parliament.