Conservative commentator and former Fox News host Tucker Carlson is launching a new version of his show on Twitter, he said Tuesday.
Speaking in a nearly three-minute video posted on the platform, Carlson gave few details about the show, offering a familiar critique to the media.
Carlson and Fox «agreed to part ways» last month for reasons neither he nor the network specified. The news came after the network announced that it had agreed to pay almost $800 million to Dominion Voting Systems after the company sued Fox for defamation.
A Fox spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Carlson’s attorney also did not respond to a request for comment.
“Tucker Carlson Tonight,” which had been on Fox News since 2016, was one of the most-watched shows on American cable news.
Carlson’s move to Twitter comes as the owner’s public persona, Elon Musk, has veered sharply to the right and dabbled in fringe conspiracy theories in recent years, as detailed in his prolific tweets.
On Tuesday, Musk pushed a debunked theory that Mark Zuckerberg changed the 2020 election and cast doubt on reports showing the man who recently killed eight people at a Dallas-area mall was linked to extremist social media posts.
Daniel Arquin contributed.