Devin Nunes' Attorney Says He Cannot Find Out the Identity of Twitter Cow - 2020-06-12

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F267.png Devin Nunes' Attorney Says He Cannot Find Out the Identity of Twitter Cow June 12, 2020, Daniel Villarreal, Newsweek

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.

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