Fox News boycotts Twitter for Tucker Carlson mob response

Fox News is reportedly protesting Twitter's reluctance to crack down on posts related to the demonstration outside anchor Tucker Carlson's Washington home last week by not using the social media platform.

Fox News' Twitter account has not tweeted new content to its 18.2 million followers since Nov. 8 after left-wing protesters from Smash Racism D.C. gathered outside Carlson's house while his wife was inside, ringing the doorbell, cracking the front door, and chanting about how they knew where he slept at night. The cable news network has sent more than 419,000 messages via its Twitter page since joining the social media platform in 2007.

“[This] is a conscious decision in light of what was done to Tucker,” a source last week told news outlet Mediaite.

A Fox News spokeswoman on Sunday declined to comment to the Washington Examiner. A representative for Twitter did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner's inquiry.

The Daily Caller, which Carlson co-founded, reported Wednesday that Smash Racism DC had posted Carlson's address online before Twitter removed the information following inquiries from the Caller. The antifa-affiliated group was later suspended from the platform after sharing a video of the rally outside of Tucker's house.

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