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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Canada’s government-funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation quits Twitter in protest over ‘government-funded media’ tag

“Canada’s CBC quits Twitter in protest over ‘government-funded media’ tag”, Jihad Watch, April 18, 2023:

“Elon Musk created a big stir when Twitter placed the label of “government-funded media” on Canada’s public broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). CBC’s response was to quit Twitter — or, as CBC itself more gently put it, to “pause Twitter.” CBC spokesman Leon Mar said in a statement:

Twitter can be a powerful tool for our journalists to communicate with Canadians, but it undermines the accuracy and professionalism of the work they do to allow our independence to be falsely described in this way.

But the broadcaster really is heavily government-funded, and everyone knows it. Nonetheless, CBC wasn’t happy about its new label, which caused its executives discomfort and embarrassment. The news spread fast across Canada and around the world. Jordan Peterson mocked the CBC…”

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