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Nunes cannot sue Twitter over accounts posing as his mother and a cow, judge rules


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https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/24/politics/devin-nunes-twitter-lawsuit-cow/index.html

 

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Twitter is immune to Nunes' claims of defamation and negligence, the judge said, because the company is protected by a critical law at the heart of a roiling policy debate in Washington: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

The court decision offers the most recent example of how the 1996 law has shielded tech companies from litigation. And the ruling could inflame the law's critics, a group that includes President Donald Trump and other Republicans who have made unfounded claims that social media platforms have a systemic bias against conservative viewpoints.


Nunes sued Twitter, the two satirical accounts and a third Twitter user in March 2019, demanding $250 million in damages and that the anonymous accounts be unmasked.

 

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Among the accounts Nunes targeted in his complaint were @DevinNunesMom and @DevinCow. The complaint included screenshots and quotes of tweets that Nunes claimed were evidence of a defamatory conspiracy.

 

 

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On one hand I think Twitter is a dumpster fire and should lose all court battles.

 

On the other hand I think it’s hilarious that Nunes is so upset over these accounts and it makes me smile that he lost.

 

I am very conflicted. Is there a way they both lose? Cause I want that option.

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38 minutes ago, sblfilms said:

On one hand I think Twitter is a dumpster fire and should lose all court battles.

 

On the other hand I think it’s hilarious that Nunes is so upset over these accounts and it makes me smile that he lost.

 

I am very conflicted. Is there a way they both lose? Cause I want that option.

 

Twitter is a dumpster fire, but not because of 

parody accounts like those. There's no need to be conflicted in this case.

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