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Social Media Abuse Relief? Rep. Devin Nunes Sues Twitter

Twitter has a well known reputation of censoring conservative voices and allowing anonymous account stalking and bullying, while punishing conservative and Trump supporters. California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes accused Twitter of knowingly permitting abusive behavior, and demanded $250 million compensatory damages and $350K punitive damages from the left leaning social media site and several unidentified anonymous users who used Twitter to hurl personally damaging tweets. 🙄

Nunes Sues Twitter

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) filed suit against Twitter and 2 anonymous accounts for stalking and defamation, demanding $350M in damages

In the complaint, filed Monday in Henrico county, Virginia circuit court, Nunes says Twitter attempted to derail his work on the House Intelligence Committee by “knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory – providing both a voice and financial incentive to the defamers by facilitating defamation on its platform.”

Social media companies should police their platforms taking down abusive content targeting others. Personally i believe the ease of anonymity online is inviting trolling. Twitter and others allowing bullying online is what Rep. Devin Nunes hopes to change.

Here’s an example Twitter stalking account that has been relentlessly stalking since 2014, but they refuse to shut it down. More on corporate America using social media to stalk and harass critics and naysayers is here on my other site. The abuse is similar to Rep. Nunes.

According to Fox News, Nunes’ complaint filed in Virginia state court Monday outlines a conspiracy orchestrated by Twitter to knowingly hinder his duties as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee by “facilitating defamation on its platform.”

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