Elon Backs Down: Removes ‘Government Funded’ Label From NPR, Others On Twitter

Looks like Elon was not geared up for a fight on this one!

  • Elon Musk has blinked in the face of controversy, removing the “government-funded” label from the Twitter accounts of multiple media organizations — including NPR and the CBC — after the media organizations threatened to leave the platform
  • Twitter has removed labels identifying global media organizations as government-funded or state-affiliated, while also stripping blue verification checkmarks from legacy verified accounts that don’t pay for Twitter Blue, according to NBC News.
  •  This move has caused high-profile users to raise concerns about authenticating accurate information sources and the dangers of impersonation on the platform.
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