Tucker Carlson, the former Fox News host who was fired from his primetime show last month, has announced he is relaunching his show on Twitter

Carlson is reportedly giving up about $25 million to break his non-compete clause to launch this new program 

Carlson made the announcement in a three-minute video posted to his Twitter account, in which he highlighted the importance of free speech 

Carlson's move to Twitter is seen as a challenge to Fox News, which is still his employer, and an attempt to negotiate his way out of his contract with the network 

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is the owner of Twitter and one of the last guests Carlson had on his program before it was canceled 

Carlson's move to Twitter is also seen as a way to cement the website's reputation as a right-wing platform 

However, Twitter has been criticized for its handling of misinformation, disinformation, anti-Semitism, and racism 

Carlson's move to Twitter may cause him to lose some of his audience who do not want to be associated with the platform's reputation