National Public Radio (NPR) put out an announcement on its official website, announcing that it was abandoning the Twitter platform and that its 52 official accounts on the platform would no longer be updated with content.
The controversial move by Twitter CEO Elon Musk, who first labelled NPR as “State-Affiliated Media” but then labeled it as “government-funded media” a few days later, was the cause of the incident. government-funded media.
NPR expressed its views on “government-funded media” in a press release, which is translated as follows: “The statement that NPR is a private, nonprofit company with editorial independence is inaccurate and misleading. NPR accounts for no more than 1 percent of the $300 million annual budget announced for federal funding.