Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is seeking $250 million in damages in a lawsuit filed against Twitter and several troll Twitter accounts — including one called “Devin Nunes’s Mom” and another called “Devin Nunes’ Cow” — for “shadow banning conservatives,” Fox News was first to report.
In the complaint filed on Monday, Nunes alleges that Twitter has a history 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,” the lawsuit reads. Nunes’ attorney told Fox News that the suit is designed to “hold Twitter fully accountable for its abusive behavior and misconduct.”
During an interview with Sean Hannity on Monday evening, Nunes told Fox that the lawsuit was just the “first of many” actions he intends to take to stand up to what he, and other conservatives, like Donald Trump Jr., sees as fakes news and a social media campaign against conservative voices.
“We’re actually going after Twitter first because they are the main proliferator and they spread this fake news and the slanderous news,”
Read the lawsuit below: