Devin Nunes Is Suing Twitter and a Conservative Strategist for Millions

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Monday filed a lawsuit against Twitter, Republican strategist Liz Mair and multiple anonymous accounts for “shadow-banning conservatives” in an attempt to influence the outcome of his 2018 Congressional reelection campaign. Nunes is seeking $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages in the lawsuit. He also wants Twitter to hand over the identities of numerous anonymous accounts, including @DevinNunesMom and @DevinCow, who he says harassed and defamed him.

“Twitter created and developed the content at issue in this case by transforming false accusations of criminal conduct, imputed wrongdoing, dishonesty and lack of integrity into a publicly available commodity used by unscrupulous political operatives and their donor/clients as a weapon,” the suit stated. “Twitter is ‘responsible’ for the development of offensive content on its platform because it in some way specifically encourages development of what is offensive about the content.”

The lawsuit also cites former Republican National Committee online communication director Liz Mair’s tweets and videos about the Congressman, saying she attempted to push the idea that

The lawsuit seeks to hold Twitter equally accountable for the content because the social media platform “has a duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid hosting outwardly defamatory content,” Fox News reported. As Twitter takes a more active role in censoring conservative content, they should be held responsible for the content they do allow on their platform, the lawsuit suggests. (Read more from “Devin Nunes Is Suing Twitter and a Conservative Strategist for Millions” HERE)

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