Roger Stone Suspended: Social Networks ‘Violate Antitrust Laws’, ‘Must Be Prosecuted’
On Saturday, following a few choice (and not inaccurate) tweets, conservative political operative and legend Roger Stone was thrown into Twitter jail for three hours, and still, hours after the suspension should be over and done with, Stone remains suspended.
This type of abuse of power and unfair practice by social network monopolies like Twitter and Facebook shows the nefarious nature of their intent. Constantly and consistently, these major social networks enforce dogmatic liberal policies within the confines of their massive media platforms. They limit the voices of those with opposing viewpoints, and as a byproduct, they alienate well-earned and eager audiences from those they trust and admire most.
— Stealthy Marine🇺🇸 (@Tejas_Marine) October 28, 2017
Speaking with TGP’s Lucian Wintrich, Stone commented on his suspension with the following:
I was informed by Twitter that I was suspended, not banned, for a period of three hours and twenty-two minutes, the three hours and twenty-two minutes have now passed, but my Twitter feed has not been restored. Of course, nobody at Twitter answers any questions. I don’t know which tweet they found offensive, but I do recognize that stark truth often offends some people.
Twitter will simply never get back to you. I mean, it took me two years to get verified. Two years of applying and being rejected. Look, I get death threats on Twitter everyday, and nobody suspends them. I just don’t think I said anything all that offensive.
Stone went on to note that entities like Twitter, with their egregious targeting of conservative voices, are violating “antitrust laws” and therefore “need to be prosecuted”.
— Stan (@StanM3) October 28, 2017
Alternative social networks like Gab have failed in their quest to create a new hub that is pro-freedom of speech and so this failure to create high-performing alternatives begets the question: do we need to employ the public utility model for these social networks at this point? Stone, for one, thinks that this is a must.
The public conversation needs to occur wherein we discuss what to do with these far-reaching and power-hungry social media companies.