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James Woods locked out of Twitter over tweet that violated rules

Associated Press logo Associated Press 9/23/2018 By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, actor James Woods poses at the premiere of the film "Bleed for This" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Woods said he is retiring from the entertainment industry. The news was included in a press release issued Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, by Woods' real estate agent offering Woods' Rhode Island lake house for sale. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press   MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet that was found to be in violation of its rules.

Woods posted a tweet in July that included a meme from a hoax campaign that encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections. In the tweet, Woods acknowledged the meme likely wasn't real.

Woods got an email from Twitter Thursday saying the tweet "has the potential to be misleading in a way that could impact an election." The email says Woods can use his account again if he deletes it.

Woods has over 1.7 million followers and is known for his conservative political views.

He tells The Associated Press by phone that he won't delete the tweet.

Video: James Woods retiring from acting (via People):

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