One America News Network (more commonly known as OAN or OANN) is the definition of a “news” channel who saw Fox News and said “hold my beer.” The network peaked in popularity during the Donald Trump administration when they happily pushed his lies and conspiracy theories to the public.
BREAKING: Far-right channel One America News (OAN) has officially been dropped by Verizon Fios https://t.co/P2KURZjjLx
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) July 21, 2022
Now, it looks like the network will finally be shut down. Their numbers were already lagging far behind their peak days since DirecTV dropped them in April 2022. Now, Verizon has announced that it is also dropping the fake news network, leaving them with no major distributers for their content.
According to The Daily Beast, a statement from a Verizon spokesperson said that:
‘Since we were unable to reach an agreement, effective July 31, 2022, we will no longer have the rights to provide our customers with this programming, and it will be removed from the Fios TV lineup.’
DirecTV dropped the network for spreading disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic, disinformation that surely contributed to an even larger spread of the virus than would have without their lies, as well as false information about the 2020 election as they pushed Trump’s Big Lie.
Verizon, however, says that the decision to drop the network was solely a financial decision, as the distributor could not reach and agreement they felt was fair. OAN will now only be visible through paid subscriptions, paid channels, and their app.
Twitter was not at all disappointed to hear the news. Read some of their comments below: