NPR quits Twitter after being labeled as ‘state-affiliated media’ | MPR News

April 12, 2023

NPR quits Twitter after being labeled as ‘state-affiliated media’ | MPR News:

For years, many journalists considered Twitter critical to monitoring news developments, to connect with people at major events and with authoritative sources, and to share their coverage. Musk’s often hastily announced policy changes have undermined that. Lansing says that degradation in the culture of Twitter — already often awash in abusive content — contributed to NPR’s decision to pull back.

I reiterate that NPR should craft their own ActivePub service for all social engagement. I actually think every major news outlet or company with a social component should do the same, get the public as used to and similar social handles as they are with email addresses.

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