Media mogul Rupert Murdoch engaged

Dominion lawyer Justin Nelson quickly took aim at the top – arguing that Fox Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch and his son, CEO Lachlan Murdoch, gave clear but implicit instructions to Fox News staffers after the 2020 election to “shut down the talk of fact-checking” and “let the hosts run wild” with conspiracy theories that the race was rigged against then-President Donald Trump. “They made the decision to let it happen,” Nelson said, referring to the litany of baseless claims about the voting company that got airtime on Fox News in late 2020. Before the hearing, Fox News revealed in a court filing that Dominion is seeking a court order compelling the Murdochs and other top Fox Corporation officials to testify at the trial, which is slated for April 17.