Typically, social media sites would be exempt from defamation liability, but Nunes' lawyers are arguing that Twitter monetized and knowingly allowed the offensive content to remain on the site, and is therefore complicit in Nunes' defamation.
In addition to the millions in damages, Nunes also sought an injunction for Twitter to reveal the identities of the accounts that mocked him.
In suing two Twitter parody accounts for defamation, Rep. Devin Nunes amplified their audiences.
"This was an orchestrated effort".
"Between February 2018 and March 2019, Twitter allowed @DevinNunesMom to post hundreds of egregiously false, defamatory, insulting abusive, hateful, scandalous and vile statements about Nunes that without question violated Twitter's Terms of Service and Rules", the complaint, which was first reported by Fox News, reads. "Twitter's actions affected the election results", the lawsuit continued.
Nunes while chairman of the House Intelligence Committee gained a national reputation as a prominent defender of President Donald Trump, including releasing documents that Democrats said appeared meant to undercut Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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The complaint was filed by Nunes in a Virginia state court on Monday and lists two parody accounts - Devin Nunes' Mom and Devin Nunes' Cow - as defendants, as well as anti-Trump Republican Liz Mair. Presumably, it's known that DevinNunesCow is a parody account as cows don't have thumbs to tweet. "But Devin Nunes ... if there is a theory out there about how conservatives are being taken advantage of by the deep state, by Twitter, you know, Devin Nunes is right there for it".
"Twitter becomes the gaslighting for all the news", Nunes told Hannity.
The lawsuit goes on to say Mair lives in Virginia, which is a state where Twitter is allowed to conduct business aside from its DE office or California headquarters, according to the lawsuit.
Parody accounts are allowed on Twitter so long as their profiles state their goal. After all, Nunes has a history with "frivolous lawsuits".
"In any court of law, it should be defamation at least", he said of being trashed by fake accounts online. In the introduction to the lawsuit, Nunes' legal team summarizes the congressman's case against Twitter.
The US congressman Devin Nunes sent the Twitterverse spiraling into hilarity late on Monday with his lawsuit listing the purported crimes of Twitter users "Devin Nunes' Mom" and "Devin Nunes' Cow".