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Tucker goes after Fox before big announcement, Musk says the two have ‘not signed a deal of any kind’


Elon Musk used Tucker Carlson’s Tuesday announcement that he would be taking his record-breaking show to Twitter as an opportunity to recruit other content creators.

Twitter CEO welcomed Carlson to the platform but made it clear that the two free speech giants do not have a formal partnership.

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. 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.

Meanwhile, Carlson’s announcement was hailed by his fans as a boss move. Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly was one of the first to cheer.

Axios reported on Tuesday that Carlson is proactively going after Fox News for breach of contract and fraud. His contract with the network is not set to expire until January 2025.

The letter — from Carlson lawyer Bryan Freedman to Fox officials Viet Dinh and Irena Briganti — said Fox employees, including “Rupert Murdoch himself,” broke promises to Carlson “intentionally and with reckless disregard for the truth.”

The lawyers accuse Fox executives — which two sources say are Dinh and Murdoch — of making “material representations,” or promises, to Carlson that were intentionally broken, constituting fraud.

This will likely be a bloody battle, but at least Carlson has chosen not to be silenced.


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