Lawsuit says Fox News misled viewers about coronavirus, endangering them and worsening crisis

Fox News host Sean Hannity interviews Democratic presidential candidate and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio during a taping of his show, “Hannity,” Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) NYFF105

A little-known Washington nonprofit has filed suit against Fox News in King County Superior Court, alleging the media company disseminated false information about the coronavirus and characterized warnings about the virus as a politically motivated hoax. The lawsuit alleges that the Fox broadcasts violated the state's Consumer Protection Act.

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