Tucker Carlson’s Twitter account was reinstated just hours after tech billionaire Elon Musk struck a deal to buy the platform.
On 25 April, the founder of SpaceX bought Twitter for a meager $44 billion. Twitter will no longer be a privately owned business.
Many people, including celebs, have taken to the platform to criticize and give their thoughts on what a Musk-owned Twitter will look like.
The Fox News host was taken off the platform after Twitter decided that he had violated its rules.
Carlson referred to the Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, who is a transgender woman, as a man.
Not long after Musk bought the platform for a whopping $44bn, the host tweeted “We’re back.”
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 25, 2022
At the time of writing, this tweet has received over 368,000 likes.
On Monday’s episode of his show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host said:
“The reason that today’s sale of Twitter is big news—the reason it could turn out to be a pivot point in our history—is that Elon Musk does not agree with the rest of the billionaires in the tech business. He thinks everyone should be allowed to talk. Including people who disagree with him.”
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning DEMOCRACY, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.
“I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans.
“Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”
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