Devin Nunes' Attorney Says He Cannot Find Out the Identity of Twitter Cow - 2020-06-12
On Friday, Steven Biss, the attorney of California Republican Representative Devin Nunes, said that he and his client are "at a dead end" after a judge threw out their subpoena to discover the identity of a Twitter user who publishes unflattering media about Nunes under the guise of "Devin Nunes' Cow."
In March 2019, Nunes filed a $250 million defamation lawsuit against two parody Twitter accounts: one claiming to be written by his mother and another claiming to be written by a cow from his family's dairy farm. Nunes said the "cow" conspired to damage his re-election chances.
In December 2019, Nunes filed a subpoena to unmask the cow's true identity. But Twitter lawyers asked for Nunes' case to be dismissed, citing a federal law protecting social media companies from legal liabilities connected to content posted by users on their platforms.