The Donald Donor Roger Stone Gets Permanently Banned From Twitter
Roger Stone, close friend and former adviser to Donald Trump, has been banned from Twitter permanently after going on a tirade Friday against CNN reporters Don Lemon and Charles Blow that included threats, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The tweets happened following CNN reports about Robert Mueller approving the first charges as a result of his investigation into the Russians involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
While a spokesperson for Twitter said the company did not comment on individual accounts, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told THR the suspension is permanent.
“We believe in freedom of expression and in speaking truth to power, but that means little as an underlying philosophy if voices are silenced because people are afraid to speak up,” the spokesperson said. “In order to ensure that people feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs, we do not tolerate behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user’s voice.”
Stone has been suspended before for violations of Twitter rules and said he had been told that his suspension would only last for “three hours and 22 minutes” and was not informed of a permanent ban. He has vowed to take legal action against Twitter, but hasn’t been specific aside from saying he’s
communicating with “prominent telecommunication attorneys.”
“The battle against free speech has just begun,” he told Politico in response to the ban. “This is a strange way to do business and part and parcel of the systematic effort by the tech left to censor and silence conservative voices.”
We’d hate to celebrate censorship, BUT in this case. BOY BYEEEEEEE!
While Stone’s account has been deleted, some of his tweets were embedded by news outlets in stories, so the text remains:
“.@donlemon stop lying about about the Clinton’s and Uranium you ignorant lying covksucker !!!! You fake news you dumb piece of sh**,” Stone wrote in one tweet. “.@jaketapper must be held accountable for his lies and very severely punished #Fakenewsasswipe.”
Hit the flip for more of his tweets.