Nunes’ Lawsuit Against Twitter Could Turn Into The Company’s Worst Nightmare

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Rather than quietly settle with Nunes and pledge to do better going forward, Twitter instead chose to go to war with both Nunes and Marshall. Working in tandem, lawyers for Twitter, Mair, and the users and organizations running the anonymous account smear operation against Nunes attempted to have the case thrown out of Virginia entirely, claiming that Twitter’s user terms required Nunes to file in California, a much friendlier legal regime for tech monopolies like Twitter. Nunes countered with the arguments that because at least one of the defendants perpetrated the defamatory actions in Virginia, actual harm was committed in Virginia, and Twitter actively does business in Virginia, the proper venue for the suit was Virginia.

Marshall took the arguments under consideration and sought to determine whether the facts supported keeping the case in Virginia. At one point, he asked Twitter to provide to him under seal information on the users managing the anonymous accounts and their locations, the number of Twitter users in Virginia, and the amount of revenue earned by the company in the state.

Rather than comply with the court order, Twitter gave the judge the middle finger and refused to provide the information demanded by the court. The judge responded by allowing the trial against Twitter to proceed in Virginia, a move that could wreak havoc not just on Twitter’s bottom line going forward, but also its entire business model. As a result of Marshall’s order, the case will now proceed to trial, and Twitter will be subject to full-blown discovery by Nunes and his legal team.




https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/08/devin-nunes-lawsuit-against-twitter-could-turn-into-the-companys-worst-nightmare/
 

nutz

Well-Known Member
“Given recent congressional testimony by Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey that the social media publisher is not politically biased and “does not use political ideology to make any decisions” about content, the discovery phase might well put Dorsey himself in legal peril. If Twitter is forced to turn over documents showing that the company regularly censors conservative political content or shadow-bans conservative users, Dorsey could potentially face charges of lying to Congress.” Some of the knots in the ties that bind us are starting to unravel.
 

BernieP

Resident PIA
“Given recent congressional testimony by Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey that the social media publisher is not politically biased and “does not use political ideology to make any decisions” about content, the discovery phase might well put Dorsey himself in legal peril. If Twitter is forced to turn over documents showing that the company regularly censors conservative political content or shadow-bans conservative users, Dorsey could potentially face charges of lying to Congress.” Some of the knots in the ties that bind us are starting to unravel.
Did he testify in the Senate or the House? If he testified in the house I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the democrats to charge him, they haven an impeachment to find.
 

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
PREMO Member
Patron
Isn't it just easier to do business honestly and transparently? I sometimes wonder if Jack isn't really a 13 year old boy because he seems to suffer terribly from arrested development.
 
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