Roger Stone exiting the D.C. courthouse. Photo: Mark Wilson via Getty Images

D.C. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled in a hearing Thursday that longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone may no longer speak publicly or post on social media about his case.

"I'm not giving you another chance. I have serious doubts about whether you have learned any lesson at all. From this moment on, the defendant may not speak publicly about the investigation or the case or any of the participants."

The backdrop: Stone on Monday posted an Instagram that appeared to show a crosshairs symbol next to a picture of Judge Jackson, with a caption that described her as an "Obama-appointed judge who dismissed the Benghazi charges against Hillary Clinton." Stone took the witness stand during the hearing and profusely apologized to Judge Jackson, calling the post "a lapse of judgement" caused by extreme stress. Jackson took no pity on Stone, and said she would revoke his bond and detain him if he violates the order.

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Facebook is rolling out a new policy that will prevent U.S. news publishers with "direct, meaningful ties" to political groups from claiming the news exemption within its political ads authorization process, executives tell Axios.

Why it matters: Since the 2016 election, reporters and researchers have uncovered over 1,200 instances in which political groups use websites disguised as local news outlets to push their point of view to Americans.