How Murdoch’s Fox News Allowed Trump's Propaganda to Destabilise Democracy

Rupert Murdoch's Fox News played a significant role in enabling Donald Trump's propaganda to destabilize democracy. Through a combination of biased reporting, the promotion of conspiracy theories, and the amplification of Trump's divisive rhetoric, Fox News created an echo chamber that fueled Trump's political agenda and contributed to the erosion of public trust in democratic institutions. By blurring the lines between news and entertainment, Fox News allowed Trump's false claims and attacks on opponents to go unchallenged, further polarizing the American public and undermining the ability of citizens to make informed decisions. The network's coverage of the 2020 election, which included baseless allegations of voter fraud, served as a megaphone for Trump's efforts to overturn the results and contributed to the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.