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Rep. Devin Nunes sues Twitter, two anonymous Twitter accounts and Liz Mair for $250 million

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Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee and its former chairman, filed a $250 million defamation lawsuit against Twitter, two anonymous Twitter accounts and political consultant Liz Mair.

The complaint, which was filed Monday, alleges the social media giant censors conservatives by "shadow-banning" them to amplify the voices of liberals and progressives on the platform. Nunes accuses Twitter of "facilitating defamation on its platform" by "completely ignoring lawful complaints about offensive content and by allowing that content to remain accessible to the public" and by "intentionally abandoning and refusing to enforce its so-called terms of service and Twitter rules." The congressman claims the social media company "knowingly acted as a vessel of opposition research" – and potentially influenced the outcome of the 2018 midterm elections.

"Twitter, by its actions, intended to generate and proliferate the false and defamatory statements about plaintiff [Nunes] in........

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