Actor and Hollywood conservative James Woods says Twitter is assaulting free speech by locking him out over a July 20 tweet that included a phony meme. As Fox News reports, the meme was purported to be from the Democratic Party and told men to stay home instead of casting a ballot in the fall midterm elections.
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“I wish this were about an unknown Twitter user so that I could be even more passionate about it,” Woods told the Associated Press Sunday. “This is not about a celebrity being muzzled. This is about an American being silenced — one tweet at a time.”
Woods said he was told by Twitter last Thursday that the July tweet “has the potential to be misleading in a way that could impact an election” and that he must delete it to access his account again.
Woods is having none of it.
“Free speech is free speech — it’s not Jack Dorsey’s version of free speech,” Woods said, referring to Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey.
“The irony is, Twitter accused me of affecting the political process, when in fact, their banning of me is the truly egregious interference,” Woods said. “Because now, having your voice smothered is much more disturbing than having your vocal chords slit. If you want to kill my free speech, man up and slit my throat with a knife, don’t smother me with a pillow.”