- The Washington Times - Monday, April 25, 2022

Conservative radio and TV host Mark Levin returned Monday to Twitter, ending his self-imposed absence after the announcement that billionaire Elon Musk would buy the company.

“Thanks to the new ownership, I’ve decided to come back!” tweeted Mr. Levin on his account, his first tweet since Jan. 8, 2021.

Mr. Levin abandoned the platform over what he described as “Twitter‘s fascism,” and encouraged 2.6 million followers to follow him on Rumble and Parler.

His departure came the same day that Twitter kicked off then-President Trump to avoid what the company called the “risk of further incitement of violence.”

Twitter’s board announced Monday that it had agreed to sell the company for an estimated $44 billion to the Tesla CEO, who has vowed to take the platform private and make it a haven for free speech.

Among those cheering Mr. Levin‘s comeback was Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, who tweeted: “Welcome back, Mark! Fantastic news!”

Mr. Levin, also known as “the great one,” hosts a syndicated radio program and a Sunday show on the Fox News Channel called “Life, Liberty & Levin.”

• Valerie Richardson can be reached at vrichardson@washingtontimes.com.

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