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California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, who has opened a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter claiming that the social media company through gross negligence, to remove slanderous and malicious tweets against him and his family, told Fox News on Monday that the lawsuit “the first of many.”
Appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Nunes said that he was going to Twitter first, because they are “major proliferator” of “fake” and “slanderous” message.
“We are making basically that was an orchestrated effort. So people were targeting me, there were anonymous accounts, which have been developed … and these accounts should not exist. Twitter says that you have accounts that do this,” he said.
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Nunes’ suit alleges, Twitter, and a handful of its users of the “shadow-banning conservatives” – including himself-to influence the 2018 election by censorship of opposing viewpoints. In recognition of the role that Twitter plays in modern politics, Nunes, the social media platform of “gaslighting”, for all the news and the “propagation of the accused” only the content you agree to allegedly.
“And if you regulate us, you are regulating what can people see on my tweets you have made and then you are things you said in accordance with the algorithms they develop,” he will multiply. “You need to come clean. They are not a public place. They are content developers.”
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified before Congress last year that its platform is a kind of “digital public square,” passed even though he has that Twitter, as a private company, retains speech to censor the right.
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Nunes, accused Twitter of double standards, questioning why the company would allow certain accounts — that by its own terms, said he was not in the first place — to attack him “hundreds of times a day.”
“I guarantee you, if I see something that is sexually explicit or attacked someone personally, you would be told to stop,” Nunes. “You never did it to one of the people who came in after me or other conservatives.”
Twitter does not comment on the suit when reached earlier by Fox News.
Nunes’ claim is not claimed defamation, conspiracy and negligence, seeks only damages but also an injunction is mandatory and Twitter to turn over the identities behind various accounts that he says molested him and intentionally interfered with in his investigation, as House Intelligence Committee chair in the corruption and Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential elections.
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“This is part of the ongoing Russia-investigation. We’re not going to just let this all fake news stories that were written about this study, this dizziness — we go the were lie — to the challenge that every single one of them before the court. We’re just starting with Twitter,” Nunes said.
Fox News Gregg Re contributed to this report.