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Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Twitter, spoof accounts for $250 million

Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Twitter, spoof accounts for $250 million

Rep. Devin Nunes’ legal team claims Twitter is complicit in defamation by “knowingly hosting and monetizing” abusive content on its service. Nunes has filed a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter on Monday in Virginia state court.

The lawsuit accuses the popular social media site of “shadow-banning conservatives” — including Nunes, a California Republican — while profiting from abusive behavior and language allegedly perpetrated by liberal and left-wing Twitter accounts, including two apparent spoof accounts: Devin Nunes’ Cow and Devin Nunes’ Mom, both of which are listed as defendants.

Shadow banning is the act of suppressing or burying online content so that it is effectively inaccessible to the public, without actually blocking or suspending a user’s account.

The account Devin Nunes’ Mom has since been suspended by Twitter.

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