Apr 21, 2023

Twitter drops labels on major news accounts

Many high-profile Twitter media accounts have lost their labels describing their affiliations or funding models, following major changes on the social media platform. It follows a row between Twitter and several media outlets over how their accounts are described. A number of news organisations, including US public broadcaster NPR and Canada's CBC, have suspended activity on Twitter after they were recently given "Government funded" labels. Twitter owner Elon Musk eventually amended it, saying his social media platform was "Trying to be accurate". Labels indicating the origins of the funding behind major organisations like China's official Xinhua news agency or RT from Russia have also been removed.

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