MUST WATCH! Rep. Devin Nunes Suing Twitter Over Shadow Bans Against Conservatives
Twitter has long been accused of unequally "shadowbanning" conservatives while allowing liberals to do and say what they please.
The accusations even extend so far as to them allowing liberals and foreign entities to interfere with elections.
One man has had enough of it and that man is Representative Devin Nunes.
Rep. Nunes is suing Twitter for a whopping $250 Million.
According to Fox News,
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 claimed Twitter wanted to derail his work on the House Intelligence Committee, which he chaired until 2019, as he looked into alleged and apparent surveillance abuses by the government. 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."
The Hill also reports,
The lawsuit filed Monday alleges the social media giant censored conservative voices by "shadow-banning" them, which Nunes says potentially impacted the 2018 midterm election results. Others named in the lawsuit include GOP operative Liz Mair, Mair Strategies, "Devin Nunes' Mom" (@DevinNunesMom) and "Devin Nunes' cow" (@DevinCow), two parody accounts that mocked the Trump ally and California Republican.
Nunes accuses Twitter of "facilitating defamation on its platform" by "ignoring lawful complaints about offensive content and by allowing that content to remain accessible to the public" despite alleged violations of its terms of service and rules.
"Twitter, by its actions, intended to generate and proliferate the false and defamatory statements about Plaintiff in order to influence the outcome of the 2018 Congressional election and to intimidate Plaintiff and interfere with his important investigation of corruption by the Clinton campaign and alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 Presidential Election," the lawsuit reads.
It's interesting that this is taking place now. Just recently Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Vijaya Gadde went on Joe Rogan's show and was confronted about these very issues.
Take a few minutes and watch this clip from the show below, it's very important for realizing what they actually do.