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Twitter Escapes ‘Frivolous’ Ban Suit by GOP Senate Candidate

March 9, 2020, 4:42 PM

Twitter Inc. escaped a social media ban challenge by a Republican Senate candidate who said he thought Parkland school shooting victims were being paid, with the Ninth Circuit dismissing the case as frivolous.

Craig Brittain, a long-shot candidate for the seat once held by John McCain, was previously known for paying to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that his “revenge porn” website published nude photos of women without their consent.

He was banned from Twitter after suggesting the Parkland survivors are paid by gun control groups, though he disputes that was the reason. Brittain made Arizona headlines again last fall ...

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