Twitter won't disclose who's running parody accounts being sued by Devin Nunes

Twitter refused a judge’s request to reveal the identities of the two people running parody accounts that are being sued by Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesTech privacy practices under scrutiny after DOJ subpoenas GOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas CNN reporter's phone and email records secretly obtained by Trump administration: report MORE (R-Calif.).

Nunes asked for the names of the anonymous users behind the accounts critical of him in a lawsuit he filed in Virginia. A judge asked Twitter to disclose the information in a confidential filing, according to the Sacramento Bee.


The social media company refused to identify the people behind the Twitter accounts known as Devin Nunes’ Cow and Devin Nunes’ Mom.

Nunes is suing the two individuals, Twitter and Republican political strategist Liz Mair. Twitter is asking the case be dismissed.

“Defending and respecting the user’s voice is one of our core values at Twitter,” the company said in a statement. “This value is a two-part commitment to freedom of expression and privacy.”

The Hill has reached out to Twitter for comment.

Judge John Marshall, who is overseeing the case, has not yet responded to Twitter’s recent filing denying his request, according to the Bee.

Nunes filed the $250 million lawsuit in March, alleging the three individuals are defaming him and Twitter is allowing it.

In the lawsuit, Nunes accused Twitter of "facilitating defamation on its platform" by "ignoring lawful complaints about offensive content and by allowing that content to remain accessible to the public.”

The two parody accounts have surged in popularity due to Nunes’s lawsuit, with the Devin Nunes’s cow account amassing more than 600,000 followers on Twitter.