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Twitter News Digest for the week of 5/3-5/9
This week’s news digest looks at Tucker’s move to Twitter, the evolving Twitter debate about race and the media, and RFK’s claim that the CIA killed his uncle. Be sure to check out the meme bank at the end.
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Last Free Platform in the World
Tucker Carlson is coming to Twitter.
Two weeks ago, Tucker was fired by Fox News despite having the highest-rated news show in America. The network has yet to give an official explanation for its decision.
Days later, he broke his silence with a video posted exclusively to Twitter, stoking speculation that he’d chosen his next platform.
Yesterday evening, Tucker tweeted a three-minute video with the words, “We’re back.”
He explained his decision in terms of the first amendment: “You can’t have a free society if people aren’t aloud to say what they think is true. Speech is the fundamental prerequisite for democracy […] Amazingly, as of tonight, there aren’t any platforms left that allow free speech. The last big one in the world, the only one, is Twitter, where we are now.”
Elon wrote that Carlson would be treated like any other creator on Twitter.
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