Fox News’ Twitter Silence Stretches Into 3rd Week, Even As Streaming Service Premieres

FOX Studios on August 16, 2011 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 16: The FOX News logo at FOX Studios on August 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
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Fox News has continued its Twitter boycott, entering a third week of cyber silence despite the rollout of a new streaming service it could have promoted to its more than 18 million followers.

According to a Wednesday Politico report, even Fox News employees don’t really know why the network has gone dark. There has been some reporting that it was catalyzed by a protest at host Tucker Carlson’s home, which Fox News has not disputed, but the company is staying quiet about confirming or denying any motivations.

One anonymous former Fox News executive colorfully captured the discordance of a major media company ignoring its platform to broadcast its grievance and reason for boycotting. “It’s like having a protest inside of your bedroom and not telling anybody,” the executive told Politico.

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