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AT&T played major role building, funding far-right channel One America News: report

October 6, 2021


Far-right media outlet One America News Network, known for promoting conspiracy theories about COVID-19 and the 2020 presidential election, would likely not exist without the support and funding from telecom giant AT&T — whose executives reportedly came up with the idea of starting the channel.

The world’s largest communications company has poured tens of thousands of dollars into OAN since the network’s launching in 2013, giving a major boost to an outlet that’s widely considered a propaganda tool for the Republican party, according to a Reuters investigation. In fact, 90% of OAN’s revenue comes from a contract with AT&T-owned television platforms, which include satellite company DirecTV, the report shows.

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