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Tucker Carlson to host Twitter show after being fired from Fox News

Tucker Carlson speaks during the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) Feszt on August 7, 2021 in Esztergom, Hungary.

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Tucker Carlson is back – on Twitter.

The right wing TV personality said in a video on his Twitter feed Tuesday that he is relaunching his show on the social media platform, which is owned by Elon Musk. Carlson was abruptly fired from his prime time post at Fox News weeks ago, shortly after the network paid a settlement to Dominion Voting Systems in its defamation lawsuit.

In a three minute video posted to Twitter, Carlson berated the mainstream media allegedly lying to the public. He told viewers: “You are being manipulated.” Carlson added that Twitter “is not a partisan site.”

A Fox representative didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. A Twitter spokesperson responded with a poop emoji when asked for comment on Tuesday.

Carlson’s last show on Fox aired on Friday, April 21. That Monday Fox said in a statement “FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor.”

–CNBC’s Lora Kolodny contributed to this article.

This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

This story originally appeared on CNBC

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