NPR, the popular media outlet known for its unbiased reporting, has quit Twitter after being falsely labeled as “state-affiliated media” and “government-funded” by Elon Musk’s platform. This decision comes after NPR initially quit Elon Musk’s Twitter account when the billionaire referred to the media outlet as “government-funded.”
NPR’s credibility has been undermined by these false accusations, and the company has spoken out in anger over the situation. NPR’s spokesperson stated that “NPR is not and has never been affiliated with any political party or organization, and to label us as such is false and defamatory.”
This incident has brought to light the issue of labeling and how it can impact a media organization’s reputation. NPR’s decision to quit Twitter is a statement against the false labeling of media outlets, and a call for accurate and fair reporting.
In another related story, Firstpost recently reported on a “secret” model that funds the BBC, claiming that it is a form of “government licensed extortion.” This has sparked further debate on the influence of government funding and its impact on media outlets’ credibility.
As for NPR, the company has announced that it will suspend its use of Twitter until the platform can guarantee accurate labeling of media outlets. This decision is a powerful statement by NPR, showing the importance of fair and accurate reporting in the media industry.