Mar 19, 2019

US politician sues Twitter over insults

A US politician has accused Twitter and three of its users of running an "Orchestrated defamation campaign" against him. "Twitter knew the defamation was happening. Twitter let it happen because Twitter had a political agenda", he wrote in a 40-page complaint. Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey has come under fire from politicians in recent years, including US president Donald Trump, for censoring conservative voices. Mr Nunes does not describe how Twitter shadow-banned his account in the complaint he filed. Most of the complaint instead focuses on the three accounts that he claims posted defamatory content, and Twitter's failure to enforce its Twitter Rules and Terms of Service.

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