In the analysis titled “Musk took action for Murdoch’s place” on the internet news portal Axios, it was stated that the far-right segment started to shift from Fox TV and turn Twitter into a center of gravity.
In the analysis, the dismissal of Tucker Carlson, the presenter of Fox TV, known for his ultra-conservative broadcasts, on April 25 was cited as an example, and it was pointed out that the viewing rates of Fox Television had started to decrease in recent weeks.
Famous conservative podcaster Matt Walsh, criticizing Fox News on his Twitter account, commented, “Now that Tucker Carlson is gone, it is impossible to stop Fox’s march to the left.”
In the analysis, Axios also shared the information that Carlson plans to make an “old Fox News” style program on Twitter, adding, “Conservatives don’t just take shelter on Twitter, they throw grenades at Fox News along the way.” evaluation was made.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who announced his candidacy for the 2024 Presidential election the night before, chose Twitter instead of Fox News, saying, “DeSantis turned off Fox News for Twitter, giving conservatives Fox News as mainstream as CNN or any other news network. It sends a signal that it is part of the current media.” comment has been made.
He announced his candidacy for the presidency on Twitter.
Republican Florida Governor DeSantis officially announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election in a video message published the previous night.
DeSantis was expected to announce his candidacy live, simultaneously with the video message, on Twitter’s voice chat room (Twitter Spaces), where he joined Twitter owner Elon Musk.
However, the broadcast, which was interrupted many times due to technical glitches, started with a delay of about half an hour, and Musk argued that the interruptions were due to the participation of many people in the conversation.
Known for criticizing the mainstream media, DeSantis’ desire to announce his candidacy with Musk, who has more than 140 million followers on Twitter, had a wide impact in the American press.
Musk responded “DeSantis” last year when a Twitter user asked who he was close to supporting in 2024. However, when DeSantis announced his candidacy on Twitter, Musk stated that this did not mean he supported him.
Fox News is one of the most watched cable television channels in the United States, with an average of at least 1.5 million viewers per night in prime time, despite its recent decline in ratings.
On the other hand, while Twitter’s monthly user is estimated to be around 55 million in the USA, experts note that comparing the numbers of television viewers and social media users would not be an accurate assessment.