It’s not clear if Twitter is in fact making good on promises to undertake a better job of shutting down nuisance and toxic behavior on the social media network… but booting Roger Stone sure is a good start.
The notoriously caustic Donald Trump stan â? who once called @RogerJStoneJr home â? had his tweeting privileges revoked over the weekend. It was most probably a direct response to his widely discussed thread attacking CNN correspondent Wear Lemon.
While a look at Stone’s Twitter account page right now diverts to a suspension notice, sources informed Buzzfeed that it’s meant to be a permanent elimination. Â
It’s not entirely apparent what has gotten Stone therefore agitated this weekend, but he or she blew a fuse on Fri night in a string of intense, abusive tweets directed primarily on Lemon. The intensity of the great time was so much that others asked yourself: Will Twitter actually, finally do something positive about this?
This isn’t specifically Stone’s first time behaving in an violent manner on Twitter, nor could it be his first account suspension. This an example. And another one. And a number more. Â
You don’t have to seem hard, honestly. Behaving like a shitty human online is apparently Stone’s brand.
While Twitter appears to be finished with Stone, Stone certainly isn’t over Twitter. Explaining within an email to Politico that “the battle against free speech just begun, ” he pledged lawful action against the social media company.
Instead of offering specifics, he or she summoned up the same, tired “liberal tech! ” argument that Rock and those like him love to rely on when they act like jerks online and spend some kind of price.
“This is really a strange way to do business and component and parcel of the systematic hard work by the tech left to censor and silence conservative voices. “
Here’s a tip for you, Mister. Stone, for whenever you succumb towards the lure of a platform like Tweets again: It’s not conservative voices obtaining silenced. It’s toxic assholes just like you.