Marshall, of Virginia Circuit Courtroom, wrote that Nunes “seeks to have the court docket deal with Twitter because the writer or speaker of the content material offered by others primarily based on its permitting or not permitting sure content material to be on its web platform. The court docket refuses to take action.”
Nunes was in search of $250 million in damages, claiming the parody accounts that taunted him and assaults from GOP strategist, Liz Mair, virtually price him his reelection.
When Nunes sued “Devin Nunes’ Cow” in March 2019, the account had 1,000 followers. However the information that Nunes was suing a faux cow made the account go viral. At the moment it has over 725,000 followers.
Nunes claimed in his lawsuit that deragotory feedback made about him by the cow, “Devin Nunes Mother” and Mair had slandered his character. He additionally accused Twitter of negligence for not eradicating the misinformation equivalent to calling him a “treasonous cowpoke” or that “Nunes was ‘voted ‘Most Prone to Commit Treason’ in highschool.”
The creators of the 2 parody accounts are nameless, and Twitter won’t reveal who’s behind them, although Nunes is making an attempt to sue them straight as nicely.
Nunes is litigious, having sued many information organizations, together with The Washington Publish, and others for making crucial statements about him.
The faux cow reacted to the decide’s resolution with an image of milk spewed at Nunes’ face.
“The herd responded to Devin’s loss in court docket as we speak. I needed to cover the ice cream so that they didn’t throw it as nicely,” the cow tweeted.