A Circuit Court in Virginia granted Twitter's motion to dismiss in a lawsuit brought by U.S. Congressman Devin Nunes. Nunes had invoked the state power to identify anonymous critics who had posted critical comments using the satirical Twitter pseudonyms ‘@Devin’s Cow’ and ‘@Devin’s Mom’. In this action, Nunes sued Twitter and the owners of three Twitter accounts: Elizabeth A. Mair (@LizMair); anonymous individual using the account name DevinNunes’ Mom, and an anonymous individual using the account name Devin Nunes’ Cow, for allegedly false and defamatory statements. The Circuit Court dismissed the lawsuit, holding that Twitter qualified as an ‘interactive computer resource’ under § 230 (c) (1) of the Communications Decency Act and was liable to immunity under federal laws. The Court noted that any lawsuits seeking to hold platforms like Twitter liable for exercising a publisher’s traditional editorial functions (such as deciding whether to withdraw, publish, alter or postpone content) were barred.