Bloomberg Law
March 19, 2019, 10:26 AM

Republican Congressman Devin Nunes Sues Twitter for $250 Million

Selina Wang
Selina Wang
Bloomberg News

Republican Congressman Devin Nunes filed a lawsuit seeking $250 million in damages from Twitter Inc. and users behind anonymous accounts, claiming the social media site suppressed conservative opinions and allowed users to smear him without penalty.

Nunes, of California, alleged that Twitter shadow-banned him in 2018 “in order to restrict his free speech” and “to amplify the abusive and hateful content published” by accounts including @DevinNunesMom, which has now been suspended, and @DevinCow.

“Devin Nunes’ Mom, is a person who, with Twitter’s consent, hijacked Nunes’ name, falsely impersonated Nunes’ mother, and created and maintained an account on Twitter (@DevinNunesMom) for ...