NPR Leaves Twitter Over Credibility Dispute Caused by the Platform

After Twitter decided to label NPR as a state-affiliated media channel, the network took off from the platform, making them the first major news organization to do so since the company was founded.

NPR issued a statement regarding their departure from Twitter, explaining they’ll no longer be active on the platform, as significant action was taken to undermine their credibility, referring to the implications that they’re not editorially independent.

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NPR’s spokesmen assured while they’re moving away from Twitter, they won’t be giving up on their audience and communities, because there are plenty of other ways to keep up with the news network.

However, the label would end up being short-lived.

Twitter removed it earlier this week, only to replace it with one that reads: “government-funded media” and if you consider that NPR has around 8.8 million followers, it doesn’t seem like they’ll be deactivating their accounts.

That being said, the official account for the news organization has yet to make a post ever since making the announcement on April 4th.

When Fox asked Twitter for an official comment on the development, all they got was an automated response in the form of a poop emoji, which goes to show just how immature and ignorant Musk can be at times.

NPR compared to Russian, Chinese propaganda channels

NPR did, however, explain to their customers where they could keep up with their content, posting a series of websites, apps, and other social media platforms where they have active accounts.

What’s a bit more alarming is Twitter wouldn’t have even pulled the label, had it not been for the immense amount of pressure from the news organization’s followers. Even then, the label they replaced it with didn’t change much.

Twitter essentially put NPR in the same basket as Russia Today and China’s official state news agency Xinhua, both of which consistently pump out heavily biased and fabricated content for the sake of pushing their national agenda.

It’s sad that we’re living in a time where American media is being likened to some Russian or Chinese propaganda channels and even sadder that a small group of people was allowed to make this decision.

There’s little to no doubt in NPR’s independence. While Twitter is fully entitled to make its own rules regarding the content on the platform, the label they provide should, at the very least, be factual.