NPR To Quit Twitter After Being Labeled 'State-Affiliated Media'

April 12, 2023

(Reuters)—National Public Radio (NPR) said on Wednesday it will no longer post fresh content to its 52 official Twitter feeds after the U.S. organization was labeled as "state-affiliated media" by the social media platform.

"We are officially deemphasizing Twitter across the organization," NPR said in a statement, adding that it had made the decision after Twitter refused repeated requests to remove the "inaccurate label".

Elon Musk-owned Twitter was not immediately available for comment.

British broadcaster BBC had also objected to Twitter labeling it as "government-funded media" on the company's main account.

(Reporting by Akanksha Khushi in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath)

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