Rep. Devin Nunes, who has filed a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter over claims of "shadow banning" conservatives has "no case at all" and the complaint is "wrong from a political and ideological point of view," Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Wednesday.
"If you don't like what Twitter is doing, create an alternate company," Dershowitz told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "If you don't like what Facebook or any of the others are doing, the American way is competition."
He pointed out that for a long time, people thought Democrats controlled the media, and "along came Fox and now you have two sides presented...the answer is to create competing media."
He also said the California Republican has no case on complaints that defamatory language was used against conservatives.
"The law in the United States is you can't defame a group," said Dershowitz. "You can't defame conservatives. You can only defame individuals. If you're a public figure, in order to be defamed you have to prove reckless disregard for the truth. It will be very hard to do."
Instead of paying for lawyers for the lawsuit, it would be better for Nunes and others who are not happy with social media companies and media outlets to spend money building their own alternatives to compete in the "marketplace of ideas," said Dershowitz, because "that's the American way."
President Donald Trump has complained that there has been "collusion" in the major social media outlets, and Dershowitz said he "may well be right," but the answer isn't to take the matter to the courts to try to get them to control private companies.