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Nunes sues Twitter, some users, seeks over $250M alleging anti-conservative 'shadow bans,' smears
Fox ^ | March 18, 2019 | Gregg Re

Posted on 03/18/2019 3:38:17 PM PDT by COUNTrecount

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."

Although federal law ordinarily exempts services like Twitter from defamation liability, Nunes' suit said the platform has taken such an active role in curating and banning content that it should face liability like any other organization that defames.

"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," Nunes' legal team wrote. "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."

In large part because of Twitter's actions, Nunes "endured an orchestrated defamation campaign of stunning breadth and scope, one that no human being should ever have to bear and suffer in their whole life" in the past year, according to the complaint.

The complaint also named specific Twitter accounts that spread allegedly defamatory material about Nunes. One defendant, identified as "Liz" Mair, purportedly published tweets that "implied that Nunes colluded with prostitutes and cocaine addicts, that Nunes does cocaine,

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; censorship; devinnunes; fisa; internet; lawsuit; liberalfascism; nunes; nuneslawsuit; rodrosenstein; shadowbans; technotyranny; twitter; twitterlawsuit
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1 posted on 03/18/2019 3:38:17 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

Bloody awesome if true.


2 posted on 03/18/2019 3:40:15 PM PDT by jimfree (My18 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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To: jimfree

As an ex boxer I say it’s high time we got off the ropes and out of the corner and started slugging back.

Something I wasn’t so good at and that’s why I stopped :)


3 posted on 03/18/2019 3:43:14 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Twitter, FaceBook et al have moved into the realm of the public domain needing regulatory oversight and control.

Imagine your phone company or your electric company deciding your religion or politics were not sharia friendly. So they canceled you.

I hope Nunes wins this lawsuit.


4 posted on 03/18/2019 3:43:35 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: COUNTrecount

Conservatives finally fighting back. Wonderful!


5 posted on 03/18/2019 3:46:05 PM PDT by Midwesterner53
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To: COUNTrecount

SMASHING!~


6 posted on 03/18/2019 3:46:09 PM PDT by romanesq (For George Soros so loved the world, he gave us Obama)
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To: COUNTrecount

Hell, if that works, Trump could make more from this than any of his business ventures. His twitter feed is disgusting.


7 posted on 03/18/2019 3:46:31 PM PDT by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
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To: COUNTrecount

I was one that was shadow-banned. Any class actions hopefully being spawned from this?


8 posted on 03/18/2019 3:49:41 PM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: dp0622

Ex-boxer well spoken. Nick Sandman is punching back and now Kevin Nunes is. If your not makin money you ain’t makin sense.


9 posted on 03/18/2019 3:50:00 PM PDT by magua
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To: COUNTrecount


BEST WISHES & GOD SPEED
Devin Nunes


10 posted on 03/18/2019 3:50:09 PM PDT by onyx (Join 300 CLUB BY DONATING $34 MONTHLY! TRUMP'S WAY IS THE WINNING WAY!)
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To: COUNTrecount

This is exactly the common carrier test needed. Either it’s a common carrier, liability-free regarding content - or it’s not, and it’s liable. The former is what Twitter claims; the latter appears to be the reality.


11 posted on 03/18/2019 3:51:30 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Nobody is coming to save the day)
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To: COUNTrecount

Remember that Nunes is read into signals intelligence programs that have very limited distribution. My favorite super secret source in Washington suggested, yesterday, that some probing of Twitter was taking place to expose their corruption. As our beloved President Donald J. Trump likes to say: “We’ll see!”


12 posted on 03/18/2019 3:53:54 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: COUNTrecount

I got banned from Twitter......for using the EXACT same language in a Tweet directed at a prominent and famous liberal as she used against Trump........in fact I pretty much replaced Trump with her name....and I got banned for “hateful conduct”


13 posted on 03/18/2019 3:55:47 PM PDT by CMS (I have not heard any politicians say how to take away guns from criminals, just law abiding citizens)
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To: COUNTrecount

Great news! but will is have a chance to succeed? Anyway, glad he is fighting back!!!


14 posted on 03/18/2019 3:55:55 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: COUNTrecount

Yep its true..Thank U Devin Nunes for having some balls to go after these bastards


15 posted on 03/18/2019 3:58:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: COUNTrecount

Finally someone is fighting back against Twit. My account was suspended because I said something not nice about illegals. Yet Peter Fonda account was never suspended even though he wanted Barron Trump kidnapped. That was so vile but he still has his account. All I said about illegals is that they bring trash across the border like drugs, human trafficking, and such. I never I wanted them harmed nor did I call them trash. O well, actually I don’t miss Twat at all.


16 posted on 03/18/2019 4:00:01 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: COUNTrecount

Wow!

An elected Republican fighting back!


17 posted on 03/18/2019 4:00:54 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: COUNTrecount

Go Devin!!!


18 posted on 03/18/2019 4:01:00 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times)
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To: magua

Hey I like that expression :)

And those punches hurt and I wasn’t getting paid! After several years I had headaches all the time.

You’ve seen my posts. They’re crazy as it is.

Imagine what they’d be like had I boxed another year!!


19 posted on 03/18/2019 4:02:24 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: COUNTrecount

That scumball Liz Mair was a McTurd acolyte.


20 posted on 03/18/2019 4:03:40 PM PDT by dforest (Just shut up Obama. Maybe everyone should just shut up!)
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