Fox News made one move to make clear they won’t tolerate Tucker Carlson’s First Amendment right to free speech

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Tucker Carlson was ousted by Fox News and now he is making it his mission to expose the entire media.

He has slammed the network for trying to control his content and vowed to not be silenced.

But Fox News made one move to make clear they won’t tolerate Tucker Carlson’s First Amendment right to free speech.

“Tucker on Twitter” rakes in over 110 million views

Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson released the first two segments of his new show, “Tucker on Twitter,” last week, and he received an enormous amount of support from Twitter users.

The show’s first episode was shared over 250,000 times, and has racked up more than 110 million views on his official Twitter account alone.

The second episode was released two days later, and has also gone viral on social media platforms.

This week, he’s expected to respond to the indictment of former President Donald Trump, which could potentially draw in even more viewers.

Twitter owner Elon Musk has made it possible for content creators to offer paid premium subscriptions with exclusive content on the platform, but it remains unclear whether Carlson will ask viewers for direct support, or go the more traditional route of selling ads.

The one thing that is clear is that Carlson wants to push back on the media for what he views as censorship in the industry.

He’s promised that if anyone at Twitter tries to do the same, he will simply leave the platform and find another platform for his show.

Musk hopes that leveraging Carlson’s new show will help him compete with mainstream media

Musk’s interest in giving social media personalities a monetary incentive on his platform is a direct shot across the media’s bow.

He wants to empower independent journalism, allowing it to compete directly with the major media corporations around the globe.

Alongside the option to offer subscriptions, Musk has also developed a program that will allow verified creators to earn a share of the advertising revenue that Twitter generates by featuring ads with their content.

He has previously said it “would be great to have shows from all parts of the political spectrum on this platform!”

It’s clear that Musk believes that hosting shows like “Tucker on Twitter” on the Twitter platform will help him reshape the American media landscape.

Carlson has never stated publicly that he has made an exclusive deal with Twitter, or that he plans to capitalize on any of the incentives that Musk is offering.

But that’s not good enough for Fox News, and they are making it clear they’re not messing around.

Fox News is trying to “silence” Carlson despite claims of supporting “freedom of speech”

Carlson’s lawyers told Axios that his former employer has issued a cease-and-desist notice over alleged violations of his contract stemming from his new Twitter show.

According to the cease-and-desist letter, “pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Mr. Carlson’s services shall be completely exclusive to Fox.”

One of his attorneys, Bryan Freedman, said the company was going against their stated commitment to be built on “freedom of speech.”

He said that the network is trying to “take Tucker Carlson’s right to speak freely away from him because he took to social media to share his thoughts on current events.”

Another one of Carlson’s lawyers, Harmeet Dhillon, who previously served as a National Committeewoman for the Republican National Committee and has served as a contributor on Fox News, also said that she won’t be appearing on the network anymore. 

“Until Fox stops trying to silence Tucker, it’s not the place for me,” Dhillon said, adding that more conservative influencers and lawmakers should do the same.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.