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Tucker Carlson's Twitter Account Reinstated Just Hours After Elon Musk Strikes Deal To Buy Social Network

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Tucker Carlson's Twitter Account Reinstated Just Hours After Elon Musk Strikes Deal To Buy Social Network

Tucker Carlson is back on Twitter just hours after it was announced that Elon Musk purchased the platform.

The Fox News host was removed from the platform last month after Twitter concluded that he violated its rules.

Carlson referred to Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman, as a man.

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Well, last night (25 April) the Tesla CEO struck a a whopping $44 billion (£33.3 billion) deal with the platform.

Shortly after Musk's takeover was announced, via his reinstated account, Carlson quite simply wrote: "We’re back."

At the time of writing, his tweet racked up just short of 300,000 likes.

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The news anchor looks to be a big Elon fan as he appeared to celebrate the company's new ownership.

On Monday's episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, he said: "The reason that today's sale of Twitter is big news—the reason it could turn out to be a pivot point in our history—is that Elon Musk does not agree with the rest of the billionaires in the tech business. He thinks everyone should be allowed to talk. Including people who disagree with him."

It goes without saying that Musk's announcement shook took the social media industry by storm last night.

Musk said: "Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated. 

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"I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans.

"Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it."

Earlier this year, Musk became the largest shareholder in Twitter after taking a 9.2 percent stake in the company.

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However, just this month, the richest man in the world went a step further and bid $54.20 per share to take full control.

Bret Taylor, Twitter's Independent Board Chair, has said: "The Twitter Board conducted a thoughtful and comprehensive process to assess Elon's proposal with a deliberate focus on value, certainty, and financing. 

"The proposed transaction will deliver a substantial cash premium, and we believe it is the best path forward for Twitter's stockholders."

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal said: "Twitter has a purpose and relevance that impacts the entire world. Deeply proud of our teams and inspired by the work that has never been more important."

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Featured Image Credit: Fox News/Alamy

Topics: News, Elon Musk

Anish Vij
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