Twitter slaps NPR with ‘US state-affiliated media’ labe

Apr 6, 2023 | Political News

Twitter has applied a “US state-affiliated media” label to National Public Radio (NPR) to the platform's account.

The @NPR handle sports a yellow badge with a white checkmark indicating its status as an “official organization,” but now includes the label immediately below the badge.

“State-affiliated media is defined as outlets where the state exercises control over editorial content through financial resources, direct or indirect political pressures, and/or control over production and distribution,” Twitter explains. “Accounts belonging to state-affiliated media entities, their editors-in-chief, and/or their prominent staff may be labeled.”