James Woods Swears Off Twitter After Alt-Right Ban

“Since @Twitter is now in the #censorship business, I will no longer use its service for my constitutional right to free speech,” actor tweets

Say goodbye to James Woods’ daily doses of wit and bile on Twitter.

The “Once Upon a Time in America” actor and noted conservative has announced that he’s abandoning the social-media platform, citing reports that the service had suspended accounts belonging to members of the so-called alt-right movement.

“Since @Twitter is now in the #censorship business, I will no longer use its service for my constitutional right to free speech,” Woods wrote on Thursday.

“#GoodbyeAll,” the actor added.

The message was accompanied by a photo of a newspaper article bearing the headline, “Critics: Twitter’s alt-right ban may backfire.”

Woods’ run on Twitter has been marked by controversy, and has even resulted in legal action. In 2015, the actor sued an anonymous user who called him a “cocaine addict” for $10 million. After being informed in October that the defendant had died, Woods drew criticism for mocking the death, tweeting that he hoped the defendant died “screaming my name in agony.”

As of this writing, 15 hours after Woods posted his “goodbye” tweet, the actor’s account remains active.

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