After backlash, Twitter now calls NPR — and BBC — ‘government-funded’

Twitter has reversed its decision to label US radio network NPR as “state-affiliated media” after complaints that the term was inaccurate and disparaging. Instead, the social media giant has now labelled the organization “government-funded.” Elon Musk’s social media network also applied the same label to the BBC, leading the British broadcaster to seek clarification from Twitter. The decisions will limit the reach of tweets from both organizations, according to Twitter policy.