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 was known for promoting conspiracy theories and misinformation, such as the racist «great replacement» theory, found on fringe sites like 4chan. Carlson also used his platform to address people.
A former Carlson producer, Abby Grossberg, alleged in a lawsuit that she fostered a work environment that “subjugated women based on vile sexist stereotypes, pigeonholed religious minorities and belittled their traditions, and showed little or no regard for the mental health».
A spokeswoman for the network disputed Grossberg’s claims, saying they are «rife with false accusations.»
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.