Devin Nunes Sues Twitter Over Claims Of Bias
By Bill Strange
March 19, 2019
Republican Congressman Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and several users for $250,000,000 over what he claims is a bias against conservatives. In the lawsuit filed in a Virginia court, the California representative accuses the social network of silencing conservatives through "shadow banning." That's when a user's content is secretly blocked or made less visible to other users. The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee blames Twitter for knowingly monetizing content that is abusive and defamatory against conservatives, including himself. He believes the platform's purported partisan bias should open it up to liability for defamation.