Last month, Twitter slapped NPR with the label “state-affiliated media.”
But when some users pointed out the label contradicted Twitter’s terms of service, Elon Musk changed the label on the NPR Twitter account to “state-funded media.”
NPR then announced it would abandon its Twitter account in order to protest any labeling.
“NPR and our member stations are supported by millions of listeners who depend on us for the independent, fact-based journalism we provide,” wrote John Lansing, the CEO and president of NPR. “It is unacceptable for Twitter to label us this way. A vigorous, vibrant free press is essential to the health of our democracy.”
Appearing to acquiesce, Musk removed the labels altogether. Read more…