After Tucker Carlson announced that he will be launching a show on Twitter soon, Elon Musk noted that the social media platform did not ink a deal with Carlson, who will face the same rules and be eligible for the same benefits as other content creators on the platform.
Musk also expressed his hope that left-wing figures will also choose to share their content on Twitter.
“On this platform, unlike the one-way street of broadcast, people are able to interact, critique and refute whatever is said. And, of course, anything misleading will get @CommunityNotes. I also want to be clear that we have not signed a deal of any kind whatsoever. Tucker is subject to the same rules & rewards of all content creators,” Musk wrote.
“Rewards means subscriptions and advertising revenue share (coming soon), which is a function of how many people subscribe and the advertising views associated with the content. I hope that many others, particularly from the left, also choose to be content creators on this platform,” he added.
Carlson has been off the air for more than two weeks since Fox News Media claimed in a press release that the network and Carlson had “agreed to part ways.” Carlson did not appear to anticipate the announcement because he signed off on what turned out to be his final episode by saying, “We’ll be back on Monday.” Reports indicate that Carlson is still under contract with the outlet, but Axios has reported that a letter from Carlson’s lawyers to Fox positions the media figure to contend that the noncompete provision of his contract does not remain valid.
Carlson released a video on Tuesday in which he announced his intent to do a “new version” of his show on Twitter.
“Free speech is the main right that you have. Without it you have no others,” Carlson said.
GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado responded to Carlson’s announcement by tweeting, “Now the important message that Tucker shares will be accessible to the entire world via Twitter. This is a monumental moment. Cannot wait to see this!”
“I can’t wait for @TuckerCarlson’s new show on Twitter,” Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia tweeted. “The truth will be unstoppable.”
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