Elon Musk He seems determined to get the last word in it Current conflict with NPR.
The official announced on Wednesday He no longer posts content on Twitter. After Musk appointed the public broadcaster “Government-affiliated media,” a designation for media outlets previously controlled by governments in authoritarian countries that, unlike NPR, are not editorially independent.
“The platform is taking actions that damage our credibility by falsely claiming that we are not editorially independent,” NPR said in a statement. “We are not doing our journalistic work on platforms that are interested in damaging our credibility and the public’s perception of our editorial freedom.”
Twitter’s big cheese has since. It changed its name to “state-funded media”. But that is incorrect, as the US government provides less than 1% of NPR’s annual operating budget.
Although Musk He told the BBC. On Tuesday, the Twitter accounts for that network and NPR were changed to “PgAs of Wednesday afternoon, the “publicly funded” designation applied only to the BBC.
The incorrect “government-sponsored” designation remains on NPR’s Twitter page.
Musk also responded to a question about whether “defending NPR” could create a chain reaction with other news organizations in a really, really small way.
Many Twitter users pointed out that it was foolish for Musk to double down on the “government-sponsored” lie.