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Read the Pointed Tweets That Led a Congressman to Sue Twitter http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/timeblogs/swampland/~3/hc3EC9hfyZs/ Mar 19th 2019, 16:58
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Be careful the next time you tweet something mean: You could be sued. Rep. Devin Nunes has sued Twitter for defamation, along with a few users who have tweeted unfavorable things about him. The Republican congressman from California is seeking $250 million in damages, according to the complaint. Of the people sued in addition to the social media platform, one is called “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and another is called “Devin Nunes’ cow.” The former was suspended, but the latter is still live online. The third individual in the complaint is Liz Mair, whose company Mair Strategies, a communications and public relations firm, is also sued.
The complaint says that the tweets violate Twitter’s terms of use, including abuse, hateful conduct and impersonation. The tweets referenced include a plethora of expletives — one of which is defined by Urban Dictionary in the complaint.

In addition to the accounts directly sued in the case, the complaint explains that other accounts like “Devin Nunes’ grapes” and “Fire Devin Nunes” also existed. “The additional Twitter accounts followed the same pattern as @DevinNunesMom and @DevinCow, and published the same false and defamatory statements,” the complaint says. “Nunes was involved in underage prostitution, etc. Fire Devin Nunes published memes of Nunes in prison attire.”

Everyone go follow Devin Nunes’ Cow. No, really. @devincow https://t.co/ExnyegBFJS — BrandValue$4B (@LizMair) July 12, 2018
But, in spite of the lawsuit, “Devin Nunes’ cow” is not backing down. “I’m not quitting my day job,” the account posted on Tuesday.

I’m not quitting my day job 🐄 https://t.co/CUpYxn77Jr — Devin Nunes’ cow (@DevinCow) March 19, 2019
While some of the tweets linked above that the complaint references contain expletives, here are some of the tweets referenced in Nunes’ criminal complaint.

To be fair, I think the @fresnobee writing up your investment in a winery that allegedly used underage hookers to solicit investment– an allegation you’ve known about for years, during which you’ve stayed invested in it, I might add– did surprise you. https://t.co/acMlAXjPP8 — BrandValue$4B (@LizMair) June 23, 2018

HOLY CRAP: A yacht, cocaine, prostitutes: Winery partly owned by Nunes sued after fundraiser event https://t.co/1jvtS97Ymj — BrandValue$4B (@LizMair) May 23, 2018

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