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Right-wing media is learning there are consequences to spreading conspiracy theories about the 2020 election. Earlier this month, Smartmatic, a voting machine company, sued Fox News and some of its on-air talent for $2.7 billion.

Dominion voting systems sued Donald Trump's lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani for $1.3 billion in damages for making false claims about the company.

In the aftermath of the 2020 election, Trump's lawyers spread the conspiracy that the voting machine companies used technology developed by deceased Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez to switch votes for Trump over to Biden. These claims were picked up by right-wing news organizations and personalities.

However, there is zero truth to the claims.

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