CBC Account on Twitter Gets ‘Government-funded Media’ Label
One of CBC’s Twitter accounts now has a “Government-funded Media” label, and the news was shared by Conservative MP for Carleton (Ontario) Pierre Poilievre. Poilievre also shared a link for a petition to defund the CBC. CBC media relations director stated that Twitter is defying its own policy by doing this.
The CBC Twitter account, ‘@CBC’, now has a label that describes the broadcaster as “Government-funded Media.” The news was shared on Twitter by Pierre Poilievre who said, “BREAKING: CBC officially exposed as ‘government-funded media’. Now people know that it is Trudeau propaganda, not news.” He also shared a link to a petition to defund the CBC and save $1 billion.
Poilievre had asked the social media company to add the label for the English part of CBC but not for its French counterpart.
BREAKING: CBC officially exposed as “government-funded media”.
Now people know that it is Trudeau propaganda, not news.
— Pierre Poilievre (@PierrePoilievre) April 16, 2023