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According To NPR, Its Twitter Account Could Be Reassigned, Musk Has Warned

According To NPR, Its Twitter Account Could Be Reassigned, Musk Has Warned
Elon Musk, the founder of Twitter, has "threatened" to transfer National Public Radio's Twitter account to a different business, the American broadcaster claimed on Tuesday.
NPR said that Musk said he would give another company or individual control of the network's primary account, which goes by the handle @NPR.
In opposition to a Twitter categorization that suggested that the government was involved in its editorial material, NPR stopped publishing information to its 52 official Twitter streams last month.
According to the public broadcaster, Musk enquired about its relationship with Twitter in an email to an NPR reporter.
"So is NPR going to start posting on Twitter again, or should we reassign @NPR to another company?" NPR quoted Musk as saying.
"Our policy is to recycle handles that are definitively dormant," he said in another email. "Same policy applies to all accounts. No special treatment for NPR."
There were no comments on the issue from NPR and Twitter.
Twitter users are required to check into their accounts at least once every 30 days in order to prevent permanent deletion due to extended inactivity.
Following NPR's example, PBS and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation stopped posting on Twitter after receiving similar labelling.
Later, Twitter removed the labels, but as of Tuesday, their profiles indicated that the targeted outlets had not started up again.

Christopher J. Mitchell

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