On April 12, NPR became the first significant news outlet to object to the” state-affiliated media” label on its Twitter account. It released a statement and ceased posting on its balance.
Because Twitter is acting in a way that undermines our legitimacy by erroneously implying that we are not journalistically independent, NPR’s’s corporate accounts will no longer be active on the platform, according to the organization.
Following the social media platform’s’s labeling of” government-funded media ,” CBC / Radio – Canada decided to stop using Twitter.
” Our media is free-wheeling and objective.” To imply then is misleading. We are pausing our Twitter activity because of this, the article stated on April 17.
Twitter changed its label to” 69 % Government-funded media” when CBC questioned Twitter’s’s definition of” government – funded” by pointing out that it received other revenue.
One social internet users observed that the government-funded names were also removed when Musk removed colored checkmarks from reputation accounts.
One Twitter user said,” Looks like when removing legacy verified blue checkmarks, Twitter unintentionally removed * all * state-affiliated, government-funded, and public – funded media tags on every account.”
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