Musk says Twitter will remove ‘gov-funded media’ label of BBC

The label will be adjusted to ‘publicly funded’ according to Musk.

Elon Musk and Twitter

Elon Musk sat down for an impromptu interview with the BBC at Twitter headquarters. The conversation comes after the BBC put in the request two days ago to remove the Twitter assigned label as ‘gov-funded media’. The broadcaster is funded through the public licence fee, making it independent from state funding. Musk said that the label would be adjusted to ‘publicly funded’ as Twitter strives for accuracy.

BBC’s label is not the only one, as the US public broadcaster NPR has already been labelled as ‘state-affiliated media’ which was later changed to ‘gov-funded media’. It is unclear if the adjustment would be done for NPR as well.

Speaking about the general state of Twitter, Musk acknowledged issues ranging from technical issues of outages and difficulties since procuring the platform going as far as to say that he would sell ‘if a right person came along’. Mass layoffs, misinformation and Musk’s unorthodox leadership practice were also discussed.