Devin Nunes Sues Twitter For $250 Million For Defamation By Its Users

The lawsuit alleges Twitter's shadow banning conservatives makes it a publisher responsible for the content of its users

  • Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) filed a lawsuit today against Twitter seeking $250 million for defamation against him, with the suit stating conservatives were shadow-banned to influence the 2018 elections.
  • Nunes’s lawsuit states Twitter users, “implied that Nunes colluded with prostitutes and cocaine addicts, that Nunes does cocaine, and that Nunes was involved with a ‘Russian money laundering front.'”

To impute damages to Twitter itself, Devin Nunes’s new lawsuit states that Twitter acts as a publisher by systematically censoring opposing viewpoints and totally “ignoring” lawful complaints of repeated abusive behavior.

“Twitter is not a neutral platform such as an Internet bulletin board,” the lawsuit states. “To the contrary: as part and parcel of its Twitter’s role as an internet content provider, Twitter and its CEO, Jack Dorsey, actively endorse and promote the many agendas of the Democratic Party.”

Ali Alexander brought the issue of Twitter’s bias to the attention of Nunes and Congressman Matt Gaetz by demonstrating that they were both censored by Twitter’s autocomplete search function.

Alexander first started looking into the issue when Brian Kemp wasn’t searchable during his primary and general elections. Kemp was at the time an underdog candidate to win the Republican primary for Georgia governor.

Twitter users verified what Alexander discovered and reported.

As to whether Nunes can win the case against Twitter, prominent free speech attorney Robert Barnes told Culttture, “Very tough without changes in the law, though he is right about how the law should be interpreted.”

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Andrew Meyer