Devin Nunes Explains His $250 Million Lawsuit Against Twitter…

HPSCI ranking member Devin Nunes appears on Fox News with Sean Hannity to discuss the lawsuit he filed today against Twitter and some users.

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206 Responses to Devin Nunes Explains His $250 Million Lawsuit Against Twitter…

  1. Edit: $250 Million lawsuit.

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    • booger71 says:

      I like billion better though

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      • necsumadeoinformis says:

        Eleventy gazillion, and not a dime less, I tell you.

        Liked by 19 people

      • It gets better: See below!

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        • lftpm says:

          Either Twister, Fakebook and Google-Youtube allow all comers and their comments, and as a result get freedom from libel lawsuits as mere info carriers, or they start deciding who gets to post to the public, and what they get to post, and they are sue-able for libelous material.

          Nullify NYT v. Sullivan et seq. Under pre NYT v. S, newspapers that published false and defamatory statements were required to publish retractions when convincingly challenged.

          I hope Congressman Nunes wins his case. By any standard, attackers who acted with “actual malice” were allowed by Jack Dorsey and Co, to scurrilously malign Mr. Nunes., while selectively blocking his supporters from posting their tweets.

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          • farrier105 says:

            Dorsey uses another stunt of accusing people of being bots if they post URLs (links) to support a particular tweet. They pulled this one on me, most likely because of a leftist or Q person accusing me of either being a “Russian bot” (leftist) or “Soros bot” (Q follower). I sent Dorsey a DM as a warning. They were doing this to an individual using his given name to post, not a screen name. The burden of proof that I am a machine and not a human being is on the accuser and Twitter. Dorsey removed the block.

            Part of the reason is because I created a run on copies of NATIONAL SUICIDE: MILITARY AID TO THE SOVIET UNION by using it as a source to support Tweets. Amazon had to order a new shipment of the books to keep up with demand. Just one little way this bunch can get a “monkey in the wrench” from a “little person.”

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      • Sunshine says:

        Me too. But Million is OK also. God Bless Nunez. We need these people that create precedents for others.

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    • WSB says:

      Clarifier: The FIRST $250M lawsuit.

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      • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

        Sets a nice precedent.
        Perhaps a MAGA class action lawsuit . falsely accusing us of “white privilege”, knowingly defaming Trump supporters, shadow banning( I have been ) and creating algorithms that grabs all of our personal info, shopping habits and listening..for you “Alexa” and “dot “folks.Possible outright surveillance through your web camera(It was done to Cheryl Atkinson buy Obamas Intel crew)
        I could keep going but too long winded already.

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      • JustaVerb says:

        >FIRST
        He stated he was eventually going after MSM. Revealing that fact means he already has the evidence authenticated and secured so it doesn’t ‘disappear’. My regional chickensht daily paper of record vaporized one of their own Covington hit pieces once the process servers hit the main outlets.

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      • strateshooter says:

        I hope so. If Mr.Nunes wins I would hope that each censored US citizen sues Twitter for 1 M$ each. And then does same to Google, YouTube and FB if they have suffered similar.
        These companies are greater threats to democratic free speech than ISIS will ever be.

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    • Bruce Fauth says:

      wish it was 250 billion, Just like the kids from Kentucky, if we get enough of theses suits against the leftist horde, it might actually do some damage.

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    • concerned3 says:

      The Devin Nunes lawsuit would be allot more effective, if it were turned into a class action lawsuit and joined by the GOP on behalf of the conservative voter. Think about it, we have all lost time and money dealing with this corruption too.

      The amounts of course when run into more money than the companies are worth.

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    • concerned3 says:

      The Devin Nunes lawsuit would be allot more effective, if it were turned into a class action lawsuit and joined by the GOP on behalf of the conservative voter. Think about it, we have all lost time and money dealing with this corruption too.

      The amounts of course, would run into more money than the companies are worth.

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  2. This will be GROUNDBREAKING:

    POTUS and Republican Patriots let Twitter [and perhaps Youtube and Facebook] multiply their KNOWINGLY MALICIOUS and COORDINATED attacks to the point that they would become indefensible.

    Lawsuits for damages could become Republicans’ GREATEST CASH COW in Political History.
    • Nunes indicated that there will be MANY lawsuits against Defamation & Libel Perps.
    • Once one victim sues successfully, others will multiply like crazy.
    • EVERY SINGLE offense will be accumulated, both historically and throughout the 2020 Election.

    Twitter Stock could TANK.
    • Lawsuit #1: $250 Million
    • Net Income: $1.2 Billion 🤣

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    • Stillwater says:

      Q: President Trump, how will you pay for the wall?
      Trump: Mexico will pay for it.

      Q: President Trump, how will Republicans raise money for future election races?
      Trump: The Democrats will pay for it.

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    • spoogels says:

      Depends on the judges

      They will work it so Obama judges hear the cases mark my words

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    • Texican says:

      I love Nunes, but count me skeptical that he would be able to overcome the towering obstacles a public figure faces in pursuing a defamation case.

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      • Worst case: Nunes leads by example to inspire thousands of defamation cases from non-public figures.

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      • WSB says:

        But this wasn’t defamation, they removed Nunes’ communications. So they edited content. The libel laws kick in at that point, from what I have read.

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        • Ray Runge says:

          PowerLine Blog lawyer gives a harsh eyed review of the chances of the Atlanta lawyer in the Covington case against Washington Post. Recommend as a review for libel law in civil case.

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          • WSB says:

            I am not sure what you are saying here. That Lin Wood does not have a chance, and Nunes also does not? Just the discovery would be satisfying, IMHO.

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            • dilonsfo says:

              Yep. You have the key right there. The discovery will be worth more than the lawsuit. I am guessing that Twitter will contend that releasing the algorithms required to defend their case would expose company patients and secrets. If they refuse, they lose the case. If they divulge then he whole world will see how crooked they are and would expose their quilt. Their only chance is to try and dump the case before an actual trial using the public figure gambit.

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              • concerned3 says:

                It takes very little to cover your tracks when coding algorithms. They simply remove the current version and replace it with an older version to include the dates. So, the value here is discovery of emails or text messages about what their management has authorized. Hopefully, they were smart enough to retain a copy of that authorization.

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          • MaineCoon says:

            My money is on Lin Wood. Data from his web page excerpted below. Look at some of his client list. You don’t get that kind of $$$’d client list without bringing home the bacon. Boutique firms are great. They have no fear and aren’t bound by corporate client ties. Just love he chose to sue CNN in his own Atlanta backyard as the first Covington suit. Fearless.

            Mr. Wood’s first defamation client was Richard Jewell, the security guard falsely accused in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta. Mr. Wood then went on to represent many other high profile individuals falsely accused by the media and in the Court of Public Opinion, including the parents of JonBenét Ramsey, John and the late Patsy Ramsey, and their son, Burke. Over the next two decades, Mr. Wood established his reputation as one of the nation’s most feared and respected defamation lawyers. In recent years, L. Lin Wood, P.C., has also established itself as a national leader in the litigation of False Claims Act cases, obtaining record-setting recoveries in cases of Medicare fraud ($450MM settlement, largest non-intervened Medicare fraud settlement in False Claims Act history).

            L. Lin Wood, P.C., focuses its practice on First Amendment and defamation litigation; media management in high profile matters; False Claims Act cases, or “whistleblower” actions; fiduciary, trust and estate litigation; complex business litigation; and cases of catastrophic personal injury.

            Our firm has handled countless instances of media management in high profile cases as well as defamation cases, representing private citizens, presidential candidates, celebrities, and other individuals who have found their reputations under attack in the court of public opinion or in a court of law. In addition to Richard Jewell, our list of clients includes John and the late Patsy Ramsey and their son Burke Ramsey in connection with coverage of the murder of JonBenét Ramsey, Dr. Phil McGraw, Beth Holloway, the mother of Natalee Holloway, former United States Congressman Gary Condit, Howard K. Stern, The Estate of Anna Nicole Smith, AirTran Airlines, Herman Cain, Sheldon Adelson, Jeff Greene, Sears Holdings and Groupon.

            http://www.linwoodlaw.com/practice_areas/media-management-in-high-profile-cases/

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        • nimrodman says:

          evidence of malice

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      • snellvillebob says:

        I am not a lawyer so I have my hopes really high.

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        • amwick says:

          This… the law is mysterious,, and what appears to be slam dunk, it may not be.. so, that being said, I really appreciate people in the legal biz for providing comments here… it really helps to keep things in perspective..

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        • ristvan says:

          Lurking Lawyer here.
          The relevant defamation/libel SCOTUS ruling is NYT v. Sullivan. It holds that a public figure must prove actual malice (or equivalent gross negligence about truth), a private figure does not, only that something negative was not true. Nunes is a public figure, the Covington kid is not.
          Covington is easy—kid wins based on what is already known.

          Nunes is much more complex as not purely about defamation. I do not have the data to know whether he can overcome NYT v Sullivan. BUT, as he said, the case is about much more. Twitter violated its terms of service in several ways:
          —shadowbanning
          —allowing ‘bot’ accounts
          —not removing plainly offensive tweets.
          That moves from ‘tort’ into ‘contract’ law where NYT v Sullivan isnt relevant.
          Don’t think Nunes would have made this move without having obtained excellent legal advice. And probably taken on as a confingent fee case where lawyer works ‘for free’ (actually pays for everything in addition) in exchange for (usually) 1/3 of possible award.

          Lawyers only do slam dunk contingent fee arrangements. Order more popcorn.

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      • Ray Runge says:

        I am thinking Mr. Niunes can document content and resultant Twitter editorial action on numerous occasions with various users of Twitter. This may well be a quite convincing pattern as conservative content is shunned and blocked while liberal content of accusatory and defamatory quality is given free reign.

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      • David A says:

        Can it be over, not defamation against a person but against a political party – news, not an editorial that is willfully slanted and biased. It tears apart the fabric of society. New people have special rights based on their supposed objectivity.

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      • Murray Smith says:

        Nunes doesn’t need the money, this is all about discovery, the who, the who can then be exposed to the American public in time for 2020

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      • farrier105 says:

        Actually, it is fraud. Dorsey claims he isn’t deliberately banning and sabotaging one side in a public debate in what amounts to an electronic Hyde Park. Dorsey is lying in order to pose as an honest referee when he is bought by one side. That is fraud.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        It’s hard to lead the way, but with the Lin wood suit filed, this one and both those parties have said there will be more, it sets the stage for an end to this defamation, false accusations and trying to sway an election doing the same. We need lots of law suit. In fact some one needs to file for class action status.

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        • Peoria Jones says:

          The Great Beginning, it is.

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          • strateshooter says:

            good phrase.. as Churchill said after El-Alamein victory….this is may not be the beginning of the end but it is the end of the beginning.

            I am thinking that a corner has been turned over past few weeks , that the disgraceful Dem/Mueller onslaught is contained and that the good guys are now on the attack.
            It will be awhile before we set foot in Berlin…but we are taking the first steps now I think.

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      • cali says:

        @Texican: Twitter participated in the 2016 election while Facebook – owned and operated by the CIA of the USA – actively engaged in voter fraud via their election meddling in collusion with HRC and Hussein writ large.

        So yes – Nunes has a case against twitter – a rather big one.

        Facebook is already under criminal investigation for the past 2+ years causing FB to go offline this past week as they actively tried to destroy and offload their “Lifelock” data to a server located under the Denver airport.

        Google, FB, Twitter, Instagram are all anti-American and domestic enemies to boot.

        Their software has enabled the CIA and DS to spy on all Americans and bribe those who have done some bad things or allowed themselves to be ensnared in some dirty deeds in the political world. Cue Roberts at the SC – one of the most obvious ones.
        Did you know that FB with MZ being the tool/front for FB can literally watch you shower or even more intimate activities in the privacy of your home – live?

        Twitter’s CEO Jack – also a tool/front – is no different. Twitter enables specially set-up handles for the ‘preferred crowd’ to privately view some dark stuff or worse yet participate while enabling crimes against children.

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      • L4grasshopper says:

        If said “defamation” is pursued by manipulating the public fora that Nunes and/or his followers use, then it’s about the manipulation, not the defamation per se.

        And I think THAT is exactly what Nunes is targeting.

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    • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

      A little lawfare served up on a plate of cold anger is delish.👍💸💸🔨🔨📥

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      • Bubba Cow says:

        excellent
        I tried to “like” but click and off to an infinite loop interweb hell – I’d seen others had that deal, but was skeptical – it’s real

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        • L4grasshopper says:

          I can’t explain it, but I find that I can’t “like” a post until I’ve posted one myself after every new log in to WordPress.

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    • ezpz2 says:

      Didn’t they also say something about in kind political contributions to dims?

      If so, they could be heavily fined by the FEC.

      Possibilities are endless….

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  3. MaineCoon says:

    Shortly, Twitter will be trending on the NYSE.

    Short!!!

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  4. decisiontime16 says:

    I have a lot of respect for Devin Nunes for sueing Twitter and support him all the way. Enough is enough.

    Liked by 25 people

  5. iwasthere says:

    So all roads lead back to GPS Fusion and that McCain staffer who raised the massive funds to continue the Mueller narrative ?? Oh, and don’t forget, GPS Fusion PAID reporters to place their stories. Journalists. Spit.

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  6. CNY3 says:

    Thank GOD for him and his lawsuits!!! Conservatives are CONSTANTLY shadow-banned on LinkedIn and thousands of connections are no longer in our feeds!!! And they ban us periodically from tagging connections, which means NO ONE can see our posts except ourselves!!!! We went from thousands of views to under 50!! That is intentionally targeting conservatives 24/7/365.

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  7. tdaly14 says:

    He said it was just the beginning! 🙏🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸🙏😍😍😍 Go after all of them!

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  8. Treehugger says:

    Do it

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  9. spoogels says:

    Mark Meadows: US ambassadors conspired with DOJ to take down Trump
    Docs to be released

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mark-meadows-sitting-ambassadors-conspired-with-doj-to-take-down-trump

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  10. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    Jack Dorsey, I think you are gonna wish you could go into history back and retrieve all those opportunities you had to just do the right thing. To let people decide on their own what to say, do, read, think, feel, and to arrive at their own conclusions.

    Pathetic. How dare you believe that your opinion supercedes mine.

    You are nothing. And I am everything.

    How ’bout that for free speech.

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  11. Ray Runge says:

    We will just begin to realize what grit Mr. Nunes will display. The fight moves to a civil realm and not the corrupt Swamp venue that the USA administrative state has supplied. Discovery will be fun.

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  12. BAM says:

    Nunes made an interesting comment at the end. He wants to find out who is behind it all. That’s another reason for suing.

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  13. Carson Napier says:

    Facebook, Twitter, utube, Amazon, Google are of the spices vampyroteuthis Infernalis, lit. “Vampire Squid from Hell”, sending their tentacles out to any and everything that even looks like freedom of speech and strangling it to death.

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  14. citizen817 says:

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    • spoogels says:

      I dont know why people havent deserted Twiier in droves as they have FB I have left booth after being banned 4 x
      FB– Ihad 3 F@ K 3 accounts –also got sanctioned
      So screw them
      I’m gone

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  15. GSparrow says:

    It’s a strange but challenging world–POTUS used the “online news and social networking service” Twitter to inform his 59.1 million Twitter followers and others about Devin’s $250 lawsuit against Twitter.

    Hannity seemed cautiously lukewarm when he talked about Devin’s lawsuit but the frequent one sided censoring of Conservatives incl. Nunes and the alleged open pipelines of vitriol that Twitter freely allows to flow against Conservatives is a crucially important issue.

    Note-It’s great that POTUS links to many favorable sites and articles but I’m disappointed he has not yet linked to a CTH article.(As far as I know) I wish he would and ramp up sundance’s following. The site is one of Trump’s most positive news sites but with more detail, accuracy and depth than most or all others.

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    • jebg46 says:

      Maybe the President wants to shield us here. After all it is The Refuge……….

      Liked by 3 people

      • GSparrow says:

        That is a good point jeb whether you are joking or not. It wouldn’t be much of a Refuge if a million or more joined in here. I wonder if sundance would want a million more viewers and the accompanying percentage of posters to the site.

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        • amwick says:

          😮😮🤔🤔🤔🤔

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        • Alf40910# says:

          I am not joking! I’m deadly serious but sorry I omitted “Last” in the Refuge. It is usually a place where comments are insightful. Where we can leisurely browse for hours reading these comments, in peace, away from the shrill of the fake news anti lunatics. It is peaceful and many times thought provoking but most of all educational where I have learned what the difference is between Main Street vs, Wall Street. Many thanks to The Last Refuge, The Conservative Treehouse. Don’t forget to click on their “Donate” button. And no asked me to say this.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      “Hannity seemed cautiously lukewarm when he talked about Devin’s lawsuit..”

      I interpreted his presentation as just keeping his mouth shut and letting Nunes present all the facts (Fox can’t fire Nunes). He said he found the lawsuit of interest and would be following it. I didn’t not interpret his being “cautiously lukewarm” and nothing more than a survival tactic. I think it was smart given Fox: JJ & the hiring of Donna B. We can’t afford to lose Hannity, Tucker and others.

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  16. patti says:

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  17. OmegaManBlue says:

    How tech savvy is Nunes lawyer if he has a earthlink email address?

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  18. delighteddeplorable says:

    Man, this is an unexpected and very delicious turn of events. Rep. Nunes has to have had all his legal ducks in a row before making this public and the added info that this is just the beginning of lawsuit mania is sweeeeet! It sure looks like slowly but surely, things are finally beginning to fall into place. Nunes is resolute and focused. Excellent! Can’t wait to see what comes next.

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    • Hmmm... says:

      I think Nunes tipped his hand slightly with this interview. The reality is that the lawsuits are unlikely to be successful in a traditional sense so it is worthwhile to keep that in mind as this story progresses. I believe the real goal is to unearth the coordination and those who are responsible. Winning in court would be a nice bonus but is likely secondary to putting names on the disinformation network.

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      • delighteddeplorable says:

        Couldn’t agree more. There is a lot of activity below the surface and the goals are many.

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      • hooji says:

        A certain well known Internet personality stated over a year ago that all tech platforms were ramping up censorship of conservative voices due to a huge infusion of cash from CIA.

        This was back on Qctober 29th, 2017, long before the censorship started to get bad. (Post #9).

        Hopefully these lawsuits will reveal the truth.

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        • spoogels says:

          It is getting bad
          In NZ now Sky News is totally banned because they showed part of the ChCh mosque murderer. All newspapers are now censored ito that event.
          All comments are banned.
          Articles send to a friend in NZ are suddenly not available on the internet in NZ.
          Tarrant has refused their court appointed lawyer. Now suddenly Commie Ardern wants to deport him to Australia to have the trial in Australia even though he committed the crimes in NZ
          I think he was going to bring this next bit up in court when he defends himself:

          NZ dropped the ball I think
          That mosque was radicalizing Australians who went there. This was 2014 and reported then by Stuff.co.nz and NZherald,co.nz
          2 of them went to Yemen to fight w ISIS/Houthis and were drone killed by Obama
          The parents were left in the dark and cant even bury their kids–they had no idea the kids had been radicalized in ChCh
          It has all been scrubbed from the internet.
          Censorship. Now Scott Morrison wants to stop all “hate Speech and he’s going to bring it up at the next G7/G20 whatever forum

          I’ll post links to the above on the open forum soon
          Meanwhile read this by Mark Steyn:

          Mark Steyn– Calling Out Around the World –The War on Free Speech March 18, 2019
          https://www.steynonline.com/9249/calling-out-around-the-world

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          • Alligator Gar says:

            And, I was trounced here for pointing out that one bearded wonder being hauled out of there on a gurney by EMTs was wagging his index finger in the air ISIS style.

            I am sick that innocents were killed. The children did not deserve that. But if this were an ISIS recruiting ground (and it was), they get what they deserve.

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      • GSparrow says:

        Hmmm: Your comment is likely spot on. Whether the lawsuit is successful or not a lot of crap will be uncovered by it. I also hope Devin wins his main point about the one sided censorship of Conservative sites and so on.

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  19. todayistheday99 says:

    Someone needs to write a quick and dirty app that monitors a consenting group of accounts to detect throttling/shadow banning. But ultimately we will have to require access to Twitter’s internal API which Twitter will have to be regulated and forced to provide. They can’t be trusted to walk across the street let alone policing their politically corrupted bias.

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  20. Truthfilter says:

    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander……(I have no idea what that really means….)

    Lawfare. If they can do it—so can we!

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    • David A says:

      I am not certain this is lawfare.
      This is defensive against gross political bias.

      “The FCC publishes specific rules and guidelines related to news hoaxes and distortions and bars a licensee from knowingly broadcasting false information concerning a crime or a catastrophe. But the bar or threshold is high. Six days after Trump’s tweet, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said his agency cannot revoke the license of a broadcaster “based on content of a particular newscast,” and cited First Amendment protections of the press.”

      I think the press should not know such protection when they “knowingly broadcast false information”

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  21. citizen817 says:

    😂

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Should have checked your facts, Lizzy. Now you’re goning to have to pay the piper.

      Might make you think twice before printing sh*t again. You’re nightmare life has begun. Let’s see how you like the shoe on the other foot.

      One can only hope you lose your house like Patriots have.

      Good riddance to bad rubbish- that would be you, Lizzy.

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  22. dissonant1 says:

    Hate to throw cold water, but I’m wondering whether Nunes will have a case given the nearly blanket immunity against defamation granted to online publishers by our beloved Congress via the Communications Decency Act. You can read about it and decide for yourself:

    http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/immunity-online-publishers-under-communications-decency-act

    Common sense would tell you that it SHOULD come down to the difference between acting as a publisher vs. a distributor, and since Twitter is acting as a publisher by constraining what is made public and how it is distributed, it should be liable. But this Act really muddied the waters, and Twitter and Facebook have shown they will push the envelope as far as they can go. I’m afraid that there will be no resolution to the censorship problem until they are all regulated as public utilities (which at this point, they effectively are).

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    • Dixie says:

      My money is on Devin Nunes. Surely he knows about the Communications Decency Act. Ironic that anything coming from congress is named “Decency”. There IS no “decency” in the halls of congress.

      Or it could just be as formerly stated on this thread….it’s all about the discovery.

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  23. David A says:

    I am not certain this is lawfare.
    This is defensive against gross political bias.

    “The FCC publishes specific rules and guidelines related to news hoaxes and distortions and bars a licensee from knowingly broadcasting false information concerning a crime or a catastrophe. But the bar or threshold is high. Six days after Trump’s tweet, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said his agency cannot revoke the license of a broadcaster “based on content of a particular newscast,” and cited First Amendment protections of the press.”

    I think the press should not know such protection when they “knowingly broadcast false information”

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  24. What I heard in Nunes’s interview was strongly characterizing Twitter as a content provider, vs. a platform. Rules for content providers are stricter, esp. in regard to censorship.

    The other comment Nunes made that I found alarming was about the “surrogates” that swipe his name and then tweet offensively against him. Seems like that should be against the rules.

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    • nimrodman says:

      “content provider, vs. a platform”

      yeah, I heard that loud and clear too

      by masking certain people and not others, they are not simply transmitting or broadcasting what’s posted but instead are “forming” the content into a particular information product … something one-sided and not at all like the original raw exchange or discourse

      so they are “creating” content, creating a product

      that’s the argument I’d be posing, were I an attorney

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  25. ~Get out your Checkbook Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey….I hear Devin Nunes (R-CA) is going to hire the Atty. for Covington Kid, Nick Sandmann, Lin Wood to represent Him.~
    Attention Facebook CEO Zucky-Bucky Mark Zuckerberg….Your Next.

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  26. The Boss says:

    Between what Nunes and L. Lin Wood are doing, I’d say it is clear that a new brand of conservatives are taking the fight to the commies’ own doorstep – the courts. And there is no time like now to start. By the time appeals begin to wind their way through the court system, what might the composition of the courts be like after TWO Trump terms? It is already vastly different after TWO YEARS of Trump.

    The real legal jeopardy for the so-called tech companies is “collusion”. From an anti-trust standpoint, evidence of criminal, concerted action (ie., a real case of “collusion”) among tech titans could emerge, assuming the civil suits are allowed to proceed to discovery and trial. Additional evidence might very well justify RICO charges. The availability of treble damages as a remedy under either anti-trust or RICO is an added bonus.

    Look for labels of “Big Tech” being thrown about more frequently than was the label “Big Tobacco”. Labeling ones adversaries like this is another way to throw the progressive playbook right back in their faces. Imagine two Trump terms of labeling for a moment.

    There ARE trillions at stake. That I can tell you. Popcorn up!!

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    • nimrodman says:

      that’d be great if they can be tagged for collusion and RICO

      but they need not have gotten in smoky rooms to plan strategy

      they’ve all GOT the same strategies – simply by being “fellow travelers” on the great commie highway

      they don’t need to actually form up a team … they’re all marching to the same beat and same drummer simply by being the commies that they are.

      newsletters from Barky’s OFA (organizing for America outfit) and everyone can sing along to the same plan. creating “thousands of little obamas and michelles”, that kinda thing.

      but, again, it doesn’t even need to be stated, it’s all understood – the goals, the strategies

      they’re all marching already

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  27. GB Bari says:

    I do hope that all blog sites have their lawyers carefully check Nunes’ lawsuit to make sure that his success if that happens won’t bring about unintended consequences for primarily conservative sites.

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  28. Troublemaker10 says:

    I’m not sure what Nunes is doing here unless it is to force Twitter to be consistent in how it treats it’s users, and to define whether it is a publisher or a platform. Whether he wins or loses a legal precedent will be set they will be forced to consistently follow. It may also be a precursor to formal congressional action depending on the outcome.

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  29. Retired IG says:

    Devin Nunes is a super hero to me. Do not believe this lawsuit “is all about him.” He is a trailblazer – and has made a ground breaking step in breaking up the MONOPOLIES of “supposedly free and open human communication.” I’m old enough to remember when ATT was broken as to their monopoly over phone lines. Also how their established competitors were destroyed when principled people of these newly established companies were put out of business when they refused to give up all of their customer data after 9/11. Yes that is what happened.
    I may be a hypocrite because I am posting this comment, but I wonder why anyone in their right mind would post anything on Facebook which = the FARM. . Don’t know so much about Twitter. But censorship? My gawd. Next the USPS will be opening hand written letters and the robots will determine whether these letters are acceptable to send.
    Twitter is going to go down HARD. Censoring and impeding free speech – public official or not.
    Blessings All. Enjoy the ride.

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  30. John-Y128 says:

    Now we have another shiny ball rolled across the political floor, the Devin Nunes Dossier!

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  31. Pyrthroes says:

    Months after Midterms 2018, easily a year since sites like Twitter went the seditious libel route last Spring, it seems that Nunes’ legal team has given these fake news, false pretense creeps-and-thugs enough rope to hang themselves ten times over.

    On the merits, this no-brainer case is a slam dunk. But for some decades now, courts in general and Rat-dominated panels in particular have crafted super-legislature skeins designed to coddle invariably left-wing “hate speech” slanders, malignantly distorting even Congressional debate.

    Who knows what asininities duck-speaking jurists will quack next? Meantime, linking Nunes’ damage-suit to the Covington kids’, is $250 million the new normal for redress?

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  32. mari says:

    There should be consequences for the manipulation of information to interfere with an election. I’m glad to see Devin Nunez leading the way in the fight against censorship NOW before the 2020 election. Cheating is the only way Democrats can win and they will cheat, but we cannot let the Communists take our country without a fight. This is war and they have the communications shut down on Conservative speech. This situation must change. Thank you Devin Nunez. May many more follow, including our President who is being shadow banned by Twitter.

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  33. MaineCoon says:

    This 2016 article gives understanding of one of the issues at hand: content publisher v. Platform. It’s the British perspective since Guardian wrote it. Not keen on them. The mindset is different today. Two years of extensive bias, defamation, banning has happened. It’s just a matter of where, when and who will set a new precendent to change the status of Twitter, FB et al to content publisher. Then the lawsuits will explode. That why I am in favor on laots of lawsuits on this issue, including someone getting class action status. The climate has changed and with it a legal precedence needs to happ;en. It will. Keep the suits coming.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/jul/29/twitter-urged-responsible-online-abuse

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  34. scorpion99man says:

    It is about time that the Republican congressman decided to fight. Why in the hell did we elect Trump, if it wasn’t because we needed someone to fight? This lawsuit should be a wake up call to the corporate media that they can not beat people up with impunity. I am glad that the kid with the MAGA hat filed his suit. I doubt that Nunes would have filed his, were it not for the kid. We have the kid to thank for all of this…

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  35. bessie2003 says:

    My theory is that this lawsuit is exactly what the big 3 want (FB, Twitter, Google). I believe they have consciously, purposely and specifically targeted “right wing” views to be censored, shadow-banned and hard to find in search results all to

    for the government to step in, create regulation using the facade of free speech in order that they can finally obtain their dream of implementing Net Neutrality,

    that is, government control of what people can and cannot see on the internet under the guise of regulating all things internet, whether providers such as the cable companies or platforms such as you tube, twitter, etc.

    They couldn’t get this boondoggle passed when Obama was in office so chose to go the longer route, create one of those bottom-up demands (the people, the ‘victims’) for the top-down rescue (government).

    A real solution would be for more innovators to create platforms, as gab is supposedly trying to do. Supposedly because how this stuff actually works is beyond me, who enjoys the slower pace these days of flip-phone life.

    But, this is how I see what is happening.

    The lawsuit by Rep. Nunes is necessary in order to have the open dialogue about free speech on the internet, but it is also necessary by those who seek to control all things internet for their positioning to get the laws written to give them their desired control.

    It’s one of those Catch-22 things life throws at us.

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  36. askandgettruth says:

    very good place to start, we hope to see who has been destroying our 1st amendment. twitter and the googles need to be put out of this type of corrupt business. ROUND #1 stay tuned and get some popcorn, this will not happen overnight.while Rep. Nunes is at it the MSM cronies like CNN CBS ABC NBC MSNBC etc. need to be taken down and rebuilt with our safe guards put in so this will not happen again.

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  37. Rose says:

    When you sign up for twitter, face book etc. you agree to their terms of service, if you violate them they can ban you etc. What they are doing is forming a contractual agreement with users that they have no intention of upholding via conservatives, only liberals are allowed to participate and violate rules- conservatives have been victims of social media services’ fraud and anyone who’s been victimized should sue Twitter and Face trash and Google for breech of contract and fraud.

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  38. 6x47 says:

    Did Nunes make this face when announcing his lawsuit?

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  39. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    The Big Tech plan to control the electorate is apparently two pronged. First is being discussed here, the covert censorship of conservative thought on all platforms. Second is the infiltration of social media and other websites by “pseudo rightwingers” who intentionally post up controversial content to make conservatives look bad and stir up trouble.

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  40. Fools Gold says:

    After listening to Nunes and reading most of the comments here, I begin to smell another one of those “to big to fail” deep state rescue monents in congress, however it subsided somewhat when I realized Trump is in charge this time around…

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  41. Orson says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me to know that Nunes received documentation from inside Twitter. He’s a likely contact due to his visibility relative to the whole “russian bot” nonsense. I think, maybe, we’ll see him file a formal complaint with the FEC relative to all these social media platforms giving (what amounts to) in-kind contributions to Progressive candidates and not reporting that assistance on their platform. That gets the IRS involved as well. My hunch is that this was only a periphery move on Nunes’ part. There’s more coming.

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  42. MAGAbear says:

    So, as some MSM commentators have spouted, companies like Twitter are exempt from a lawsuit like this because they’re not responsible for what people say on their platforms, then why do they shut people down (i.e.conservatives) from using their platforms? They want to have it both ways. I’d like to be the judge asking them to explain their duplicity.

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