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Republican Rep. Devin Nunes sues Twitter for $250M, accuses social media site of ‘shadow-banning’ conservatives

Republican Rep. Devin Nunes claims that Twitter is punishing conservatives and hiding right-wing views — and that the social media site allowed accounts to defame him without consequence.

Nunes (R-Calif.) filed a lawsuit in Virginia state court Monday against Twitter, as well as several accounts including one called “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and one called” Devin Nunes’ cow,” according to documents acquired by Fox News.

The lawmaker accuses the social media site of “explicit censorship of viewpoints with which it disagrees” and “shadow-banning conservatives” by “knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory – providing both a voice and financial incentive to the defamers – thereby facilitating defamation on its platform” and “by completely ignoring lawful complaints about offensive content and by allowing that content to remain accessible to the public.”

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