prominent conservative voices have announced the closure of their Twitter accounts. This comes up after the platform permanently Banned President Donald Trump.
A Fox News host tweeted the following before deleting his account:
“To be true to the resolution to myself: this is my last tweet. Other than to read news, I won’t be on twitter,” Gutfeld first tweeted on Jan. 2. Offering the link to his own website, Gutfeld continued, “You’re all invited there; just leave the bull**** behind. Tata.”
To be true to the resolution to myself: this is my last tweet. other than to read news, i wont be on twitter. If you wish to contact me, join https://t.co/vNvxXtFyey – which is over at locals. you're all invited there; just leave the bullshit behind. Tata.
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) January 3, 2021
okay, this IS my last tweet:
CNN tries to get FNC banned.
Apple targets Parler.
Publishers dump writers.
music labels drop artists.
twitter bans/removes thousands.
tech companies join hands.
this redefines who the true rebels are.
if you like the purge, you're the servant.
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) January 9, 2021
Fox News published a statement on the issue:
“Fox & Friends” co-host Pete Hegseth on Saturday described it as “something of a purge” that might have taken place, as thousands of users disappeared from the platform. Hegseth also suggested that the move might have come after the Georgia Senate runoff results earlier this week, not just after Trump’s account was permanenty suspended.”
“The exact reason for the shift in users is not known, but it could be that users have voluntarily left the platform along with the president. Fox News reached out to Twitter for comment on the drop in users and was referred to their support page. A follow-up request was not yet returned.”
Fox hosts Lou Dobbs and Mark Levin joined Greg Gutfield and announced their resignations from the platform:
“I don’t believe any American should ever tolerate those who deny us freedom of speech or who would ever be so arrogant as to censor our President,” Dobbs tweeted Friday. “I’m withdrawing from Twitter as of right now.”
I don't believe any American should ever tolerate those who deny us freedom of speech or who would ever be so arrogant as to censor our President. I'm withdrawing from Twitter as of right now. Please join me on Parler @LouDobbsTonight. God bless you and America.
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) January 9, 2021
“I have suspended my own Twitter account in protest against Twitter’s fascism,” Levin said. “I ask all my followers to join me now on Parler and Rumble.”
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) January 8, 2021
Massive radio star, Rush Limbaugh deactivated his Twitter account in solidarity with the president.
The Daily Wire reported the following:
“The link to Limbaugh’s account, which had amassed more than half a million followers before being deleted, now leads to a page that reads: “This account doesn’t exist[.] Try searching for another.” Rumors swirled that Twitter had suspended the account, but a spokesperson for Twitter told both CNN reporter Oliver Darcy and Fox News reporter Joseph Wulfsohn that whoever controls the account deactivated it.”