Devin Nunes v. Cow: Twitter Defamation Lawsuit Update
Devin Nunes' lawyer is claiming that parody social media accounts are as dangerous as a gun. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial
Read more here: https://www.newsweek.com/devin-nunes-attorney-argues-devinnunesmom-devincow-parody-accounts-dangerous-guns-1456219?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter&utm_medium=Socia
Republican Rep. Devin Nunes from California is suing Twitter as well as a GOP strategist and two anonymous parody accounts. According to the lawsuit, the Twitter parody accounts, @DevinNunesMom and @DevinCow, are involved in "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." Nunes' lawyer said that Twitter allowing the parody accounts to exist was equivalent to negligently giving them a gun.
Earlier this year, Nunes filed a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter, anti-Trump Republican strategist Liz Mair, and the anonymous authors behind @DevinCow and @DevinNunesMom. Nunes claims that the three accounts posted "hundreds of egregiously false, defamatory, insulting, abusive, hateful, scandalous and vile statements about" him.
The suit also claims Twitter is "shadow-banning" conservatives — or refusing to distribute their posts, despite no official ban — a claim Twitter denies.
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