Actor James Woods quits Twitter, citing censorship

Actor James Woods quits Twitter, citing censorship
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Actor James Woods has quit Twitter over what he calls censorship.

The 69-year-old Hollywood veteran has been an outspoken supporter of President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE and has more than 480,000 followers. 

Woods's declaration comes on the heels of a Wednesday USA Today report that Twitter has suspended several high-profile accounts associated with the "alt-right" movement, including Richard Spencer, who operates an alt-right think tank. Spencer had a verified account on Twitter.

"Twitter has now sadly abdicated its position as a sole beacon of free speech," Woods's Twitter bio now reads.

"Voltaire's famous dictum has been quietly buried by these left wing savages."

Woods account is still available for viewing, but he has not tweeted since announcing his intention to quit the social media platform on Thursday.