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Roger Stone Banned From Twitter After Threatening CNN Anchors

Roger Stone Banned From Twitter After Threatening CNN Anchors

The Twitter account of Trump ally and sometime strategist Roger Stone has been suspended after a Friday tweetstorm in which Stone made personal and vitriolic attacks against CNN anchors and contributors.

Stone, the consultant and lobbyist whose devotion to Republicans from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump was chronicled in the Netflix documentary Get Me Roger Stone, flew into high dudgeon Twitter mode after Lemon tweeted the news that a Washington D.C. grand jury filed first charges in Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. Friday night he went on an unhinged rant against journalists like CNN's Don Lemon, the New York Times' Charles Blow, and ABC News's Jake Tapper, calling many of them "human excrement".

Earlier this year, Twitter addressed complaints that President Donald Trump had violated the service's rules with threatening tweets. Despite parting ways with the Trump campaign in August 2015-Trump says he fired Stone for hogging the media spotlight; Stone says he quit because Trump attacked Megyn Kelly-Stone has remained one of Trump's most loyal true believers. "Several media outlets are reporting that I have been permanently banned but Twitter has not informed me that that is the case - yet they seem to be telling reporters I am permanently banned", Stone wrote on Facebook.

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Stone also reportedly encouraged Trump to fire James Comey, a move that led directly to Mueller's appointment. "You fake news you dumb piece of shit", another tweet posted to Stone's official account read.

A spokesperson for Twitter said the company did not comment on individual accounts.

The tweets likely ran afoul of Twitter's policies against harassment and abusive behavior.

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Gizmodo has reached out to Twitter for independent confirmation that Stone's ban from the platform is permanent.

But don't expect Stone to hand over his right to tweet without a fight.

Twitter had one less ranter Saturday with the suspension of Roger Stone, right-wing firebrand and reported friend of President Trump. "This is just part and parcel of the tech left's effort to silence conservative voices".

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