Twitter has declared war on certain state-affiliated media entities, announcing accounts belonging to senior staff will be labeled and their tweets won’t be amplified or recommended. The BBC and US state-funded media are exempt. The microblogging platform announced it will label accounts belonging to key government officials in countries on the UN Security Council, as well as accounts belonging to state-linked media outlets, their editors-in-chief and senior staff. In a Thursday blog post, it warned it will no longer show tweets from state-linked media accounts on the home screen, notifications, or search.
Source: Twitter labels RT and Sputnik – but not BBC, NPR, VOA – as it launches blitz on state media staff and government officials