NPR has officially released Twitter

We can look at NPR as a pioneer.

This is because the publicly funded news organization has been abandoned. TwitterBeing one of the biggest outlets to date. The move comes after Twitter (which you may have heard is now under Elon Musk’s management) unexpectedly added a “government-funded media” label. NPR’s Twitter page(Opens in a new tab) last week.

as if press release(Opens in a new tab)NPR CEO John Lansing accused Twitter of not having editorial independence with its label.

“Millions of Americans depend on NPR and their local public radio stations for factual, independent and public service journalism. They want to be informed about the world and their own communities. They depend on your work, the rigorous reporting they need. The exercise of their civil rights and the music that brings them joy.” And to continue to share entertainment on a platform tied to abandoning the federal Public Media Charter is a violation of the hard work you all do. Editorial freedom or standards.”

For this reason, it’s easy to understand why NPR is abandoning Twitter. The label, which initially read “Government Linked Media” before. It is changing. Weekends, not right. Only one percent of NPR’s annual budget comes from the government. By NPR itself(Opens in a new tab). From NPR’s point of view, that label erodes trust in the institution by associating it with news organizations that churn out undisguised propaganda.

This may be a one-time exception, but don’t be alarmed if more and more news outlets leave Twitter like this over time.

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