February 22, 2018

Roger Stone kicked off Twitter after profanity-laced rant at CNN reporters

31 October 2017, 12:22 | Rufus Hill

Roger Stone Banned From Twitter After Railing Against CNN Anchor

Roger Stone Tweets Obscenities, Insults At CNN Anchors: Advises “Severe Punishment”

"I guess you have really arrived when your brief suspension on Twitter is national news", Stone wrote Saturday in a post on his official Facebook as more and more media outlets began to cover his forced-absence on Twitter. "That suspension. did [end] some time ago yet my Twitter feed is still not functional".

Stone has known Trump for decades and acted as an adviser during the early days of the Trump campaign. Twitter said that its rules are enforced "the same way for everybody".

OK, I just checked-@RogerJStoneJr just shows an "Account suspended" notice now, so I can't see the mean tweets. By any measure, though, several of Stone's tweets violated Twitter's standards of conduct, which bar "hateful conduct", "harassment" and messages that promote violence.

Stone also reportedly encouraged Trump to fire James Comey, a move that led directly to Mueller's appointment.

Stone then went after Lemon, calling him an "ignorant, lying covksucker" (sic), a "dumb piece of sh*t" and a "dull witted arrogant partyboi".

The language in Stone's email is far more staid than the commentary Stone leveled at CNN anchor Don Lemon on Friday night.

Some reports suggested the Twitter ban is permanent, similar to the bans handed down to notable British misogynist Milo Yiannopoulos and conspiratorial trolls like Chuck Johnson. He said Lemon must be "confronted, humiliated, mocked and punished".

"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", a Twitter spokesperson told the Reporter. He says in the Netflix documentary Get Me Roger Stone that he got Mr Trump to run for president. "Twitter has made a grave mistake which, if not rectified, will prove the "Thought Police" narrative which will be very damaging to them". Hey, back up to the last of Stone's tweets that Keith Boykin screengrabbed.

Twitter refused to comment on Stone's suspension specifically, as they typically do, but sources told the Hollywood Reporter that the suspension is a permanent ban.

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