Specifically, Page said that Yahoo News in 2016 published a "dangerous" and "reckless" article "filled with false allegations" pertaining to him about the investigation into Russian election meddling.
"The facts surrounding the recent abuses of last year provide essential context that illustrates the potential for further damage which the U.S. telecommunications-media oligopoly already represents," Page wrote in his brief.
Despite facing inquiries from investigators, Page -- who now runs the New York consulting firm Global Energy Capital -- has retained no lawyer (he told CNN he has chosen to represent himself because he's a "lifelong student" and this is the "most interesting thing he's ever worked on") and shown no concern about potential consequences.
Page also argued that such deals allow "powerful owners and managers" to "conspire with favored political actors to exclude contrarian perspectives" in the news media.
Page added that he has not heard from anyone in the Trump administration about his motion and briefing and told CNN he simply hopes to "offer some data points" for the court to consider in the case.
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