James Woods is no longer allowed to use his favorite platform any longer. According to a report from Fox News, Twitter banned James over a tweet that they stated was in direct violation of their code of conduct.
In July, Woods re-tweeted a meme from a fake campaign that asked for men not to vote in the mid-term elections this year. However, in that very same tweet, Woods admitted it probably wasn’t authentic.
On Thursday, Twitter’s executives emailed him saying that the tweet has the potential to “mislead” the public in a way that could possibly impact elections.
See the tweet below:
Following Facebook’s announcement they would do the very best they could to thwart the spread of disinformation on their platform, other media juggernauts vowed to do the same.
For one, nearly all of the major social sharing sites banned Alex Jones and his company, Infowars, in the midst of his lawsuit filed by parents of the children involved in the Sandy Hook shootings.
Nonetheless, it appears as though Woods is just one figure to fall as a consequence. At the time of his account’s deletion, he had approximately 1.7 million followers and is known for provocative tweeting.
When speaking with The Associated Press, Woods said he refused to delete the tweet that created the problem. This isn’t the only time James has sparked controversy.
Previously, Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’ attorney, claimed he had “#MeToo dirt” on Mr. Woods, insinuating that he was sitting on potentially damaging information.
However, James retired from acting long ago, so the effect of such accusations would likely have an insignificant effect. Another controversial figure to suffer the wrath of the Twitter ban-hammer is Gavin McInnes, the co-founder of the media website, Vice.