Trump-aligned broadcaster OAN airs segment admitting Georgia election workers ‘did not engage in ballot fraud or criminal misconduct’

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Then–US President Donald Trump compliments One America News Network during a 2017 joint news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.

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One America News Network walked back previous false claims it made on air about voter fraud in Georgia as part of a settlement with two election workers who sued it for defamation.

In a segment that aired on the conservative network Monday, an OAN TV presenter citing a Georgia state investigation said election workers Ruby Freeman and Wandrea Moss “did not engage in ballot fraud or criminal misconduct.”

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“A legal matter with this network and the two election workers has been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties through a fair and reasonable settlement,” the presenter said.

Details of the settlement — reached last month between OAN owner Herring Networks Inc. and Freeman and Moss — weren’t publicly available. OAN President Charles Herring didn’t respond to requests for comment.

A person familiar with the terms of the settlement said OAN was required to air the segment as part of the agreement.

An expanded version of this report appears at WSJ.com.

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