Elon Musk calls to ‘defund’ NPR after it quit Twitter over spat with CEO, who branded the public broadcasting network as ‘government affiliated’ and falsely claimed it is ‘not editorially independent’
Elon Musk has called to ‘defund’ the National Public Radio (NPR) after it quit Twitter over spat with CEO, who labeled the outlet ‘government-funded media’ and accused it of not being ‘editorially independent.’
NPR’s 52 Twitter accounts went silent on Wednesday after the social platform added the black label tag of ‘state-affiliated media’ to the brand’s official account last week – a tag that is often only seen associated with propaganda outlets in Russia and China.
It has since been changed to ‘government-funded media.’ The BBC and PBS have also been given the same tag.
Since the declaration, Chief Twit has taken to his own platform to share an email between himself and NPR Tech Reporter Bobby Allyn. …