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Judge rules Devin Nunes can’t sue Twitter over trolling by fake cow

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Rep. Devin Nunes with Russian Cow (Photos: Gage Skidmore/Flickr and Nikolay Antonov/Shutterstock)

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) lost his strive to take down a fake cow account on Twitter, the Fresno Bee reported.

Judge John Marshall said that Twitter was “immune from the defamation claims of” Nunes from @DevinCow because federal law says social media companies aren’t liable for posts on their platforms. The Congressman was trying to get millions of dollars out of Twitter with his lawsuit.

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Nunes “seeks to have the court treat Twitter as the publisher or speaker of the content provided by others based on its allowing or not allowing certain content to be on its internet platform,” Marshall wrote. “The court refuses to do so.”

Nunes had attempted to sue a fake cow on Twitter that has spent months trolling him about not being a real dairy farmer. The biggest problem Nunes had, however, was that his lawsuit increased so much attention to the fake cow account that it now has more followers than the Congressman does. Now it has another legal win under its cowbell.

Nunes is still suing the Fresno Bee for $150 million over a story about a winery Nunes owned a stake in.

This does not mean that the lawsuit against @DevinCow is dismissed. There is still a case against the cow as well as @NunesAlt and Republican operative Liz Mair.
The lawsuit has just removed Twitter. However, Nunes’ attorney has said last week that they’re at a “dead end” on identifying two of the Twitter accounts.

Read the full report from the Fresno Bee.

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A Mississippi father and son are behind bars after they allegedly used ATVs to chase down and attack two Black teens Sunday night, WLBT reports.

“Not only did they shoot at him, they also ran into the back of his four wheeler, and that could also have been murder right then and there,” said the mother of one of two black teens.

The teens were reportedly out for a ride on their ATVs on a popular road when Wade Oscar Twiner and his son Lane Twiner "pursued them and tried to stop them and to shoot them and bump them with the four wheeler," according to Sheriff Jacob Sheriff. The Twiners, who are white, have been charged with aggravated assault.

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Fascinating new study shows how Fox News’ use of the word ‘hate’ could be warping viewers’ perspectives

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Fox particularly uses the term when explaining opposition to Donald Trump. His opponents are said to “hate” Trump, his values and his followers.

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