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Virginia Court Says Nunes Can’t Sue Twitter Over `Cow’ Tweets

June 24, 2020, 10:39 PM

A Virginia court has decided that Rep. Devin Nunes can’t sue Twitter Inc. over posts that mocked the congressman on the social media platform.

The San Francisco-based company is immune from the claims filed by the California Republican because it’s a service provider, not a publisher, Judge John Marshall with the Virginia Circuit Court for Henrico County said in a letter to attorneys.

Nunes filed a $250 million lawsuit in March 2019, claiming that Twitter facilitated defamation against him and censored conservatives and viewpoints with which it disagrees. The lawsuit also targeted two anonymous accounts—@DevinCow and the now-shuttered ...