As Twitter launches its crackdown on the alt-right, actor James Woods has announced that he’s quitting the website in protest of their “censorship.”
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 18, 2016
On his profile, Wood’s bio now reads “Twitter has now sadly abdicated its position as a sole beacon of free speech. Voltaire’s famous dictum has been quietly buried by these left wing savages.”
Woods’ tweet refers to describes to the news that Twitter was increasing their efforts to stop online abuse and the use of hate speech. Several prominent members of the alt-right have had their accounts suspended recently, which has led to pushback from those who have been targeted.
In the past, Woods has used his social media to voice his support for Donald Trump, and make various brusque political statements. His Twitter activity has invited controversy, however, particularly when he filed a lawsuit against someone who trolled him.
Wood’s account is still active, though there haven’t been any new tweets since his declaration.
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