The US congressman Devin Nunes sent the Twitterverse spiraling into hilarity late on Monday with his lawsuit listing the purported crimes ofÂ TwitterÂ users ÂDevin NunesÂ MomÂ and ÂDevin NunesÂ CowÂ.
In the lawsuit against Twitter and a handful of users, theÂ California RepublicanÂ claims to be the victim of vicious internet trolls, as well as the victim of selective censorship by the social media company. He is alleging that by Âshadow-banningÂ his account, Twitter allowed for the selective amplification of ÂdefamersÂ such as ÂDevin NunesÂ MomÂ and ÂDevin NunesÂ CowÂ.
(Shadow-banning, a term used for when certain users are not visible in automatic search results, has repeatedly beenÂ debunkedÂ as an effort to silence conservatives. Twitter has changed the way it algorithmically ranks users, based on their behavior, but the company has maintained that it is content-neutral.)