Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Social Media

Global news sites get more “government-funded” branding on Twitter.


Twitter brands more international news outlets, “government-funded media.” ABC Australia, SBS, RNZ, SR Ekot, SVT, and are examples.

“For more than 90 years the ABC has always been and remains an independent media organisation, free from political and commercial interests,” ABC tweeted in response to the change. SBS representatives worry that the branding would mislead Twitter users into thinking the outlet is government-controlled.

“While we appreciate Twitter’s motivations about transparency on its platform, we believe a ‘Publicly-funded media’ label better reflects the hybrid public-commercial nature of our funding model and the fact that SBS retains full independence from Government in our news editorial and content decision making,” a spokesperson said.

Twitter labeled the BBC “publicly-funded,” which sounds less misleading than “government-funded.” NPR receives 1% of its financing from the U.S. government, yet Twitter nevertheless labels it “government-funded” (and at first, “state-affiliated,” like Russia’s RT). NPR left Twitter.

“At this point I have lost my faith in the decision-making at Twitter,” NPR CEO John Lansing told an NPR reporter. “I need time to decide if Twitter can be trusted.”


Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The future of technological innovation is here. Be the first to discover the latest advancements, insights, and reviews. Join us in shaping the future.

You May Also Like


Every year, new gadgets are brought to the market as technology advances. The debut of some of the most cutting-edge and intriguing gadgets ever...


Are you ready to enter a world of limitless possibilities? Artificial Intelligence is here, and it's changing the game. From improved healthcare to increased...


What distinguishes open-source software from proprietary software? See the pros and cons of this tech favorite. Pros: Open-source software is usually free or low-cost...


Get ready to embrace the future with open arms - the top 10 tech trends of 2023 are about to revolutionize the world!"  ...