Musk’s Twitter hits new low as NPR publicly quits the platform

NPR publicly quit Twitter in protest of “Government-funded media” tag. On April 5, 2023, National Public Radio (NPR)’s Twitter accounts were labeled “US state-affiliated media.” This ominous-looking tag was introduced by Twitter’s erstwhile leadership prior to the 2020 election so users would “have context on [an account’s] national affiliation and [be] better informed about who they represent.” On April 12, 2023, a week after receiving the label, NPR announced that they will be leaving Twitter entirely, saying the social media platform is “taking actions that undermine our credibility.” News: NPR becomes first major news org to stop using Twitter, saying that the Elon Musk-owned platform “is taking actions that undermine our credibility.”“We are not putting our journalism on platforms that have demonstrated an interest in undermining our credibility…”— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) April 12, 2023 Is NPR “state-affiliated media”? The short answer is no, NPR is not “state-affiliated media,” at least not by Twitter’s own guidelines. .stk-575f97e{box-shadow:0 0 0 2px rgba(120,120,120,0.1) !important}.stk-575f97e-container{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important}.stk-575f97e-container:before{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important} .stk-fff85bd{margin-left:-20px !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child{opacity:0.7 !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child,.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child :is(g,path,rect,polygon,ellipse){fill:var(–stk-global-color-56583,#911d9c) !important} .stk-75422ff{margin-left:-17px !important}.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important;font-weight:300 !important;font-style:normal !important;font-family:”Golos Text”,Sans-serif !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important}}State-affiliated media is defined as outlets where the state exercises control over editorial content through financial resources, direct or indirect political pressures, and/or control over production and distribution. Accounts belonging to state-affiliated media entities, their editors-in-chief, and/or their prominent staff may be labeled. – Twitter Rules & Policies To cover their tracks, Twitter even removed specific language from their policy site…Musk’s Twitter hits new low as NPR publicly quits the platform

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