Newsweek: Donald Trump Slams ‘Political’ Decision to Drop ‘Amazing’ One America News
Newsweek: Donald Trump Slams 'Political' Decision to Drop 'Amazing' One America News
Donald Trump has slammed Verizon’s decision to drop right-wing network One America News (OAN).
Verizon confirmed last week that it would stop carrying OAN on its Fios television service from July 31.
The move means OAN, a staunchly pro-Trump channel that has been accused of promoting the former president’s baseless claims about the 2020 election, is left with almost no television providers.
Trump took to his Truth Social platform, launched after he was banned from Twitter and other sites after the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, early on Sunday to decry Verizon’s decision as “purely political.” …
Several organizations had pushed major carriers to drop OAN.
Verizon’s move means OAN “will be left without a major carrier to spread its often harmful and dangerous disinformation and baseless conspiracy theories,” said Yosef Getachew, the media and democracy program director at Common Cause, a government watchdog group.
“This is a welcome change but long overdue.”
Getachew added: “We hope those remaining small pay-tv providers and streaming services still carrying OAN will follow suit and deprive the outlet of any platform to spread harmful conspiracy theories that have done real world harm. No company should profit from spreading content that endangers our democracy.”