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California Rep. Devin Nunes Files $250 Million Lawsuit Against Twitter for Defamation

California Rep. Devin Nunes Files $250 Million Lawsuit Against Twitter for Defamation

Nunes filed his complaint Monday in Henrico County Circuit Court in Virginia, seeking $250 million (!) in damages, and naming two specific users and one other individual (a Republican strategist) as defendants along with Twitter itself. No, his problem is specifically with the parody accounts "Devin Nunes' Mom" and "Devin Nunes' Cow".

Shadow banning is the act of suppressing or burying online content so that it is effectively inaccessible to the public, without actually blocking or suspending a user's account.

President Trump Tuesday slammed Twitter and other media companies, accusing them of backing Democrats.

It's not expected to be his last against social media entities and news outlets, who he accused of shadow banning and defamation.

The lawsuit goes on to say Mair lives in Virginia, which is a state where Twitter is allowed to conduct business aside from its DE office or California headquarters, according to the lawsuit. "I also believe that every member of Congress, Rep. Nunes has sworn an oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment, and that as a public official, it is entirely proper and correct that his actions, political committee expenditures, voting record and conduct be subject to public scrutiny and debate".

But, in spite of the lawsuit, "Devin Nunes' cow" is not backing down.

The Twitter account, which has since been disabled, posted missives like: "Devin might be a unscrupulous, craven, back-stabbing, charlatan and traitor, but he's no Ted Cruz", according to the lawsuit.




The Congressman was re-elected in November 2018, but the suit claims he won by a much smaller margin than previous elections because of Twitter.

Nunes claims he endured an "orchestrated defamation campaign of stunning breadth and scope, one that no human being should ever have to bear and suffer in their whole life".

Congressman Devin Nunes stopped by "Hannity" Monday night to discuss his massive lawsuit against social media giant Twitter; calling the legal battle the "first of many" against those platforms that "spread fake news".

"The lawsuit used several paragraphs to lay out Twitter's user guidelines, and then stated, "@LizMair, @DevinNunesMom, @DevinCow, @fireDevinNunes, and @DevinGrapes repeatedly tweeted and retweeted abusive and hateful content about Nunes that expressly and undoubtedly violated Twitter's Terms and Rules". The account also unfairly stated "he's udder-ly worthless and its pasture time to move him to prison", and falsely alleged that "Devin is whey over his head in crime ..."

The lawsuit goes on to accuse Mair of conspiring with people to attack and smear Nunes ahead of his election.

The defamatory content cited by Nunes includes accusations that he worked with Russian Federation to "undermine American Democracy", that he took cocaine and hired underage prostitutes, as well as a host of lowbrow jokes about his sexuality. "We're just starting with Twitter", he added.

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