Twitter’s identity crisis risks broadcaster exodus

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Twitter – and Elon Musk – are having fairly a few weeks. Not too long ago, a number of the larger tales within the Twitter-Elon saga have been that NPR , in addition to KCRW (a member station of NPR from Santa Monica School), and the CBC (the Canadian Broadcasting Company) have been pausing their exercise on Twitter or leaving altogether. 

NPR was the primary to halt exercise of its 52 feeds on the social media web site after Twitter had designated it “state-affiliated media”. Whereas NPR does state (opens in new tab) that its federal funding is crucial, the “overwhelming majority of its funding comes from non-federal sources” 

So, technically, the label shouldn’t be completely unfaithful in an absolute sense, however NPR’s issue (opens in new tab) was that it shared the label with the likes of just about pure propaganda retailers similar to these of Russia, China, and different autocratic-government media organizations.

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NPR’s tech reporter Bobby Allyn requested Elon Musk about this and Musk apparently did admit he might need gotten it unsuitable, and the label was modified to “government-funded media” which nonetheless sounds an terrible lot like “state-affiliated media”, if no more so like a propaganda operation.