Stinging Tweets Scorch 'Snowflake' Devin Nunes Over Lawsuit Against Twitter

Twitter faces $250 million lawsuit over allegations it 'shadow bans' conservatives

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The suit, filed in state court in Henrico County, Virginia, accuses Twitter of "knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory".

Aside from Twitter, the lawsuit names Liz Mair, a Republican political consultant, and two anonymous Twitter accounts known for mocking Nunes - "Devin Nunes' Mom" and "Devin Nunes' Cow" - as defendants. A conservative conspiracy theory claims that social media companies, like Twitter, target right-wing account holders with shadow banning, a practice that may block or partly block a user's reach without making it apparent to the user.

The complaint included numerous insulting tweets, including one from the Devin Nunes' Mom account stating: "Are you trying to obstruct a federal investigation again?"

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Mr Nunes says that the the accounts @LizMair, @DevinNunesMom and @DevinCow led a coordinated smear campaign against him - although fringe accounts such as @fireDevinNunes and @DevinGrapes also dished up insults.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is suing Twitter and a collection of users, alleging that the social media company has "shadow-banned" conservatives and that users have defamed him on the platform, according to Fox News. In an automated email, Mair said she had not yet reviewed the lawsuit and declined to comment.

Nunes claims the Twitter attacks against him were "pre-planned, calculated, orchestrated and undertaken" by several people over at least a year. Huckabee said he is "so proud" of Nunes for suing, and that Twitter is essentially a "political arm" of the Democratic party.

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"Devin Nunes" cow has made, published and republished hundreds of false and defamatory statements of and concerning Nunes, ' the suit states.

Engadget reports that Nunes blames Twitter for his reduced majority in the 2018 election. "They're the main proliferator, and they spread this fake news and this slanderous news".

Mr Nunes does not describe how Twitter shadow-banned his account in the complaint he filed.

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Nunes told Fox News on Monday that the lawsuit will be "the first of many".

The Twitter account @DevinNunesMom was suspended after Nunes' real mother complained, the complaint said.

The @DevinNunesMom account was "a person who, with Twitter's consent, hijacked Nunes' name, falsely impersonated Nunes' mother, and created and maintained an account on Twitter (@DevinNunesMom) for the sole goal of attacking, defaming, disparaging and demeaning Nunes", according to the complaint. 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 account posted Monday, "I'm not quitting my day job" in response to the lawsuit. "Twitter's actions affected the election results", the lawsuit continued. "We're just starting with Twitter", he added.

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