Congressman Devin Nunes, one of the most recognizable conservative names in the United States, Tuesday, taking a swing at another name.
“They shouldn’t have special rules,” Nunes telling us over the phone. “And if they are going to have special rules, then, they need to come clean.”
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Virginia, the congressman alleges Twitter let defamation happen, to feed its own political agenda. Ignoring offensive content, and complaints.
“Playing politics, accusing people of crimes, that’s not a laughing matter,” Nunes said. “Sexually explicit content.”
Among the accounts listed, “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and “Devin Nunes’ Cow,” which Tuesday night, had more than 200,000 followers.
“I don’t have a problem with parody, these are not parodies,” Nunes said. “Twitter knows that, and anyone who read the lawsuit also knows that.”
J. Colin Petersen, of local IT service company JIT Outsource, gave us his first thoughts.
“I hate to say it, but Devin, you got trolled,” Petersen said.
Petersen saying, the internet is an easy place for anonymity.
“It’s very, very hard to police, and it’s just so vast,” Petersen saying of the web.
As far as accusations of shadow-banning, or Twitter blocking conservative content, Petersen believes it’s possible, but.
“It’s big tech’s job to actually serve up the kind of content that they think you’re going to like, and share, and interact with.
Nunes holds, he has rights.
“Public figures can sue, it’s well known, and it’s a fact, and people who say otherwise are just clueless,” Nunes said. “As it relates to frivolous lawsuits, this is not a frivolous lawsuit, from the points I just made.”
We also reached out to Twitter. We were told the company is not commenting at this time.
Reporting in Fresno, Megan Rupe.