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Fox News strikes back at Twitter over 'doxxing' of Tucker Carlson - here's what they're doing

(Rich Polk / Stringer)LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: Tucker Carlson speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Politicon )

Fox News is reportedly striking back over the wrongful treatment of popular host Tucker Carlson by Twitter with a silent protest against the giant social media platform.

Here's what happened

Tucker Carlson's home was targeted by left-wing protesters who harassed his wife and chanted outside while Carlson was recording his show for the news network. They also vandalized the home and damaged some of his property.

But on social media, someone used the "doxxing" tactic to reveal personal information about the host and advocate for more harassment.

When this was reported to Twitter, they refused to take action, despite the fact that "doxxing" is a violation of their user terms of service.

In response, Fox News Twitter accounts have fallen silent.

The Fox News account has not tweeted since Thursday.

Business Insider reports that they obtained an internal email that ordered Fox News employees to "please refrain from tweeting out our content from either section accounts or your own accounts until further notice."

A statement from Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and network president Jay Wallace excoriated the harassment of Tucker Carlson.

“The violent threats and intimidation tactics toward him and his family are completely unacceptable," read the statement. "We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view. 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," they concluded.

Here's a Fox News video about the harassment against Tucker Carlson:

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