Pertinence: Analogous to YPD v. Yonkers Tribune SLAPP Lawsuit
YONKERS NEWSWIRE OPINION: Even More Case Law Suggesting That Yonkers Police Department (YPD) Officials Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) Against The Yonkers Tribune are Destined To Failure And Website Comments Will Probably Be Epic
FIRST AMENDMENT WIN: The judge reviewing the case found defamation claim to be a load of bull
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) cannot sue Twitter for defamation over the contents of tweets posted by a fake account posing as Nunes’ cow, a Virginia judge ruled this week.
Nunes in 2019 filed a $250 million lawsuit against three Twitter accounts as well as the service itself alleging defamation, negligence, and conspiracy.One of the three accounts belongs to an identifiable person, Republican political strategist Liz Mair.
The other two are unnamed fake accounts: One, @DevinCow, posing as Devin Nunes’ cow, and the other, @DevinNunesMom, posing as Nunes’ mother.
Brian Harrod is the publisher and editor of the RoundupNewswires.com news website, which powers the hyper local Yonkers Newswire news and social media pages. You can learn more about Mr. Harrod at BrianHarrod.com.