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Rep. Devin Nunes Sues Twitter, Twitter Users 'Devin Nunes' Mom' And Others

A frivolous $250m lawsuit from one of the biggest jokes in the House of Representatives? Why of course.
Rep. Devin Nunes Sues Twitter, Twitter Users 'Devin Nunes' Mom' And Others
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Possibly the most ridiculous figure in a Congress that also has Steve King and Louie Gohmert, among many many other nincompoops. News of Devin Nunes' lawsuit was greeted with widespread ridicule on Twitter and other social media Monday night. This Trump brown-noser, with his own sordid ties to the Russians, was an abomination and a blight on government before his absurd lawsuit. This only confirms what we already knew. A disgrace.

Source: The Verge

US Representative Devin Nunes has sued Twitter and a handful of users for defamation and negligence, accusing Twitter of acting as a “vessel of opposition research” for hosting accounts that insulted Nunes. The suit is the latest of several filed against social media platforms for alleged bias against conservative politicians, none of which have made substantial progress in court.

Nunes’ lawsuit mostly focuses on a cluster of Twitter accounts that Nunes claims were coordinating libelous attacks on him, primarily “Devin Nunes’ Cow”, the now-suspended “Devin Nunes’ Mom”, and the account of Republican political consultant Liz Mair. The complaint — published by Fox News this afternoon — quotes numerous tweets from those accounts, which it claims “maliciously attacked every aspect of Nunes’ character, honesty, integrity, ethics, and fitness to perform his duties as a United States Congressman.” The attacks included accusing Nunes of racism, claiming he had obstructed justice in the Congressional probe on Russian political interference, and calling him a “treasonous cowpoke.”

But the suit also claims that Twitter bears legal culpability for the attacks, since it “consciously allowed the defamation of Nunes to continue” by not suspending the accounts. “Twitter did nothing to investigate or review the defamation that appeared in plain view on its platform,” it says. “As part of its agenda to squelch Nunes’ voice, cause him extreme pain and suffering, influence the 2018 Congressional election, and distract, intimidate and interfere with Nunes’ investigation into corruption and Russian involvement in the 2016 Presidential Election, Twitter did absolutely nothing.”

Here's some examples from Devin Nunes' Mom included in the lawsuit:

The Minecraft one must have touched a nerve. And some reaction, including from Liz Mair herself, as she deals with this wackjob of a congressman.

He seems to have a fan in the guy he's been brown-nosing for a couple of years.

And of course Nunes was on Hannity (another brownnoser) tonight whining about Twitter.

To sum up:

And of course...

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