Right-Wing News Network OAN Dropped By Verizon
After failing to reach an agreement on a new contract, Verizon is parting ways with One America News (OAN), a right-wing news channel that promoted baseless claims of voter fraud in the 2022 election.
The wireless carrier company is the last major provider that hosted OAN on their network.
A statement from Verizon read, “Our negotiation with OAN has been a typical, business as usual carriage negotiation like those that routinely happen between content distributors and content providers.”
Previously, DirectTV dropped the channel after disagreements on their contract.
After the failure of this deal, the right-wing news network will be forced to move onto smaller providers.
“Our company has long advocated for providing customers with the ability to choose what content they want to watch, and our Fios TV platform offers a wide and diverse choice of programming options, including a la carte options, that strive to meet our millions of customers’ various content needs and preferences,” the statement continued.
Dominion Voting Systems is suing OAN for false allegations against the company. During the 2020 election, OAN openly supported Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud, leading to the lawsuit.
This was not the first time OAN faced backlash from officials. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the news organization continually spread lies and misinformation about the pandemic.
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