'Extraordinary Collusion': Huckabee Says Social Media Companies Becoming 'Political Platforms'
Hopes Devin Nunes' lawsuit against Twitter is 'first of many.'
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Tuesday that he's been "obliterated" by fake Twitter accounts and understands why Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is pursuing litigation against the company.
"In any court of law, it should be defamation at least," he said of being trashed by fake accounts online. "It doesn't look like Congress is going to do anything about it."
"[Twitter] may be a private company but they've become a public utility," Huckabee added.
He said that Twitter and Facebook clearly favor Democrats and leftists over other ideologies, so they should consider filing "political expenditure requirements."
"They have to live by the rules of politics" if they are going to engage in such alleged actions, he said.
Huckabee called the entire phenomenon "extraordinary collusion of these social media companies."
Nunes filed a major lawsuit seeking $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages against Twitter and a handful of its users on Monday, accusing the social media site of systematically censoring conservative viewpoints, and totally "ignoring" lawful complaints of repeated abusive behavior.