Twitter Locks James Woods Out of His Account For Paraphrasing Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twitter Suspended

Twitter held James Woods’ account hostage until he deleted a tweet that paraphrased a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“If you try to kill the King, you better not miss.” #HangThemAll

The tweet was in the context of the Mueller report finding no collusion between President Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government. Regardless, this is clearly a paraphrasing of the Emerson quote:

When you strike at a king, you must kill him.

His girlfriend posted a screenshot of the notice he received from Twitter:

Woods refused to delete the tweet, so Twitter did it on their own. A few weeks later, Woods announced that he was quiting Twitter.

Sources / Relevant Material

  2. The Daily Wire "James Woods Is In 'Twitter Jail.' Here’s The Tweet That Got Him Suspended." by Amanda Prestigiacomo (30 Apr 2019)
  3. Breitbart "James Woods Banned from Twitter Amid Silicon Valley's Conservative Blacklisting Campaign" by Justin Caruso (3 May 2019)