(New York) The public media group formed by the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and Radio-Canada announced Tuesday that it has resumed operations on Twitter, less than a month after suspending it, citing the need for “reliable sources. Information” on the platform.
Canadian audiovisual giant Twitter initially took a step back in mid-April after it was given “government-funded media” status, a label the group believed called into question its independence.
A week later, the social network dropped this status, as well as that of “government-affiliated media”, after protest from several organizations, including the American radio network NPR and the BBC in the United Kingdom.
At the same time, the platform removed blue badges from accounts that refused to pay to keep them.
Before Elon Musk’s takeover in October, these blue marks were assigned only after verifying the authenticity and trustworthiness of the account holder. They are now available to all subject to payment.
“Despite this, although network management is unpredictable, we believe it is important to resume publications in some major accounts, because it is fundamental that citizens can still find reliable sources of information,” explained a message published. On the Radio-Canada account, Director General of Information Luce Julien.
“Twitter generates very little live traffic in the Canadian radio ecosystem. However, it remains a platform for transmitting information,” the official continued.
Some media, including NPR or Swedish public radio Sveriges Radio (SR), have not resumed their activity on the platform.