Elon Musk Modifies ‘Government Funded Media’ Label for CBC After Publisher Pauses Twitter Activity

Elon Musk on Monday responded to Canada’s public broadcaster’s saying it will pause its activities on Twitter after being labeled as “government-funded media”.

Replying to CBC’s threats, Elon Musk tweeted, “Canadian Broadcasting Corp said they’re ‘less than 70 percent government-funded, so we corrected the label.”

Before, CBC prophet Leon Mar said,” Twitter can be an important tool for our intelligencers to communicate with Canadians, but it undermines the delicacy and professionalism of the work they do to allow our independence to be falsely described in this way,” CBC reported.

” Accordingly, we will be breaking our exertion on our commercial Twitter account and all CBC and Radio- Canada news- related accounts,” he added. Meanwhile, on Twitter, CBC said,” Our journalism is unprejudiced and independent. To suggest else is untrue. That’s why we’re breaking our conditioning on@Twitter.” before, BBC and NPR have been labeled as” government-funded media” organizations. The@BBC account which has 2.2 million followers is presently ingrained as government funded. The marker has not been given to the BBC’s other accounts, including BBC News( World) and BBC Breaking News, reported CNN. Twitter has not given a description of what it considers” government-funded media” to constitute. In a statement handed to CNN, the BBC said,” We’re speaking to Twitter to resolve this issue as soon as possible. The BBC is and always has been, independent. We’re funded by the British public through the licensed figure.”

BBC’s branding comes after a row erupted between Musk and the American NPR network after Musk changed NPR’s marker to” state-combined media” which effectively suggested the US government could impact its editorial policy and compare it to outlets similar to the Kremlin-funded Russia moment.

After being labeled as” Government-funded”, NPR said that it would stop using Twitter at each, New York Times reported.

Isabel Lara, NPR’s principal dispatches officer, said in a statement,” NPR’s organizational accounts will no longer be active on Twitter because the platform is taking conduct that undermines our credibility by falsely inferring that we aren’t editorially independent.” We aren’t putting our journalism on platforms that have demonstrated an interest in undermining our credibility and the public’s understanding of our editorial independence,” she added.

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