Conservatives Flee Twitter In Massive Numbers

"Rush Limbaugh & Donald Trump" by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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.”

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.”

Levin tweeted:

“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.”

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.”