Twitter revealed the most tweeted about news organizations in 2018 on Wednesday, with Fox News and Sean Hannity topping the list. Rounding out the top three were CNN and Jake Tapper in second, with TheHill and media correspondent Joe Concha taking third.
MSNBC, the New York Times, ABC News, NBC News, the Washington Post, AP and Now This made up the remaining top 10.
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The top spot for Fox came despite a network boycott of Twitter that is now nearly a month running. The radio silence from Fox News on Twitter has become increasingly noticeable since it began on Nov. 8.
Though they have never commented on it publicly, multiple FNC insiders told TheWrap last month the matter was related to protests outside the home of Tucker Carlson, with channel executives piqued that Twitter had allowed personal details about Carlson’s home address to spread on its platform.
The network also urged their talent to refrain from the platform as well in an internal email circulated among the digital team. Some Fox News personalities honored the ban for a while — while others, like Sean Hannity just blew it off from the get-go.
In a public statement at the time, the network strongly condemned the demonstration outside Carlson’s house, which the host said cracked his front door.
“The violent threats and intimidation tactics toward him and his family are completely unacceptable. We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view,” they said.
“Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful, and inclusive national conversation. Those of us in the media and in politics bear a special obligation to all Americans, to find common ground.”