BOOM! Rep. Devin Nunes Sues Twitter for $250 Million in Damages for “Shadow-Banning” Conservatives to Influence Elections
Rep. Devin Nunes sues Twitter for $250 million in damages for censoring conservatives–
A 2018 study by the leftist website VICE News found that Twitter is censoring top pro-Trump lawmakers.
Twitter is targeting pro-Trump Republican lawmakers Matt Gaetz, Devin Nunes, Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan and John Ratcliffe with the same shadowbanning technique.
Twitter is also censoring prominent pro-Trump accounts including: Mike Cernovich, Jack Posobiec, Paul Joseph Watson, TGP’s Jim Hoft, TGP’s Cassandra Fairbanks, former TGP writer Lucian Wintrich, TGP’s Cristina Laila and Laura Loomer . Laura Loomer has since been eliminated from Twitter.
Nunes in 2018 said the House is looking at legal remedies to deal with Twitter’s censorship of conservative voices.
Rep. Devin Nunes: I don’t know what Twitter’s up to. It sure looks to me like they are censoring people. And they ought to stop it. And we are looking at any legal remedies that we can go through.
On Monday Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) sued Twitter and a handful of users for “shadow-banning” conservatives to influence elections.
From colleague Catherine Herridge. GOP CA Rep Nunes suing Twitter. Alleges it didn't remove defamatory/malicious tweets directed at him & family. From Nunes atty: "Twitter is a machine. It is a modern-day Tammany Hall. Congressman Nunes intends to hold Twitter fully accountable"
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 18, 2019
FOX News reported:
California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes filed a major lawsuit seeking $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages against Twitter and a handful of its users on Monday, accusing the social media site of “shadow-banning conservatives” including himself to influence the 2018 elections, systematically censoring opposing viewpoints and totally “ignoring” lawful complaints of repeated abusive behavior.
In a complaint filed in Virginia state court on Monday, obtained by Fox News, Nunes said Twitter was guilty of “knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory – providing both a voice and financial incentive to the defamers – thereby facilitating defamation on its platform.”
The lawsuit alleges defamation, conspiracy, and negligence, and seeks not only damages, but also an injunction compelling Twitter to turn over the identities behind numerous accounts he says have harassed and defamed him.
You can read the lawsuit HERE.