Elon Musk denies rumors about Tucker Carlson: "We have not signed a deal of any kind whatsoever"

Twitter's CEO stated that the Fox News anchor will be subject to the same rules and rewards as other content creators.

Twitter CEO Elon Musk denied rumors of a deal between the social network and Fox News host Tucker Carlson. He also clarified some details to which the political commentator's program would be subject.

Carlson released a video this Tuesday announcing that his program will return, but not on television. The presenter explained that he would use Twitter as a platform for his show and that he would make some updates. After the news, rumors arose about the possibility that the political commentator had agreed with Twitter to broadcast the program through that medium. However, Elon Musk clarified shortly after that that this is not true.

"I want to be clear that we have not signed a deal of any kind whatsoever," the Twitter CEO asserted.

He also took the opportunity to highlight that Carlson will be subject to the same rules and rewards as the rest of the platform's content creators, which implies that anything that violates the rules will also receive the relevant sanction. "Rewards means subscriptions and advertising revenue share (coming soon), which is a function of how many people subscribe and the advertising views associated with the content," he explained.

In the publication, Musk said that, unlike other spaces, people can interact, criticize and refute what is being said on Twitter. He also invited other users, "particularly from the left," to join in on the content creation on the platform.

The last great platform with freedom of expression

In the video Carlson uploaded, he says that the reason he chose this venue for his show is that he believes Twitter "is not a partisan site," unlike traditional news channels, and it allows him to express himself freely.

"There aren't many platforms left that allow free speech. The last big one remaining in the world — the only one — is Twitter, where we are now," he said.