Twitter Bans Roger Stone After CNN Tirade

Trump adviser wasn't pleased over reports that Mueller had filed first charges
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2017 5:37 AM CDT
Twitter Bans Roger Stone After CNN Tirade
Roger Stone pauses while speaking to members of the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Roger Stone has one less social media account at his fingertips, reports the Hollywood Reporter, after Twitter banned the longtime political consultant and Trump ally over a tirade aimed at CNN anchors on Friday. It seems that news that Robert Mueller had filed the first charges in his Russia investigation didn't sit well with Stone, prompting now-wiped tweets such as ".@jaketapper must be held accountable for his lies and very severely punished #Fakenewsasswipe." Further: ".@donlemon stop lying about about the Clinton's and Uranium you ignorant lying covksucker !!!! You fake news you dumb piece of shit." Under Twitter's current rules, Stone's suspension could be permanent, notes Politico.

"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," a Twitter rep says. "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."(This guy got banned from Twitter over a death threat—against a mosquito.)

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