So last night there was a badly reported story saying the Prznint Tweety McTweetface had been locked out of his Twitter account for spreading false pandemic info, you know, about how it was all going to just go away and that children don’t get the Trump-Virus.
What actually happened is that Prznint Stupid’s Campaign tweeted his interview on Petunia and Pals, and Prznint Stupid retweeted that. Twitter locked Prznint Stupid’s 2020 Goat Rodeo out of their accounts, deleted the tweet. I have not checked to see if they are back or how much The New Confederacy is wailing over cancel culture, but honestly I don’t care enough to check. I’m sure of it.
Related news: Facebook took down a Trump post for the first time (Recode)
And back to eff’ery from Faceberg: Instagram hid negative hashtags for Trump, but displayed them for Biden. (Buzzfeed)
Twitter will start labeling the accounts of media outlets affiliated with the governments of countries on the U.N. National Security Council, it announced Thursday.
The new labels won’t apply to all media outlets that receive government funding — only “outlets where the state exercises control over editorial content through financial resources, direct or indirect political pressures, and/or control over production and distribution,” according to Twitter’s blog post announcing the change.
The labels will go on the accounts for China Daily, Russia Today, Sputnik and other media outlets, a Twitter spokesperson said. But not Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, two media outlets funded by the U.S. government, or NPR and the BBC. The blog post described NPR and the BBC as “state-financed media organizations with editorial independence.”