By Vansh Sangwan - April 10, 2023
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Twitter has labeled the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) a ‘government funded media’. BBC’s verified account has been tagged ‘Government Funded Media’ with a golden tick, seeing which BBC has objected to the Twitter management and has claimed to resolve the matter soon.
BBC said that Twitter should remove this label from us immediately. BBC said that it is talking to Twitter about this and it will be fixed soon. The media company said that we are independent and have always been. Only UK public fund gives us through license fee.
Twitter did not give any reason
The @BBC Twitter account has 2.2 million (2.2 million) followers. On which BBC shares updates of television programs, radio shows, podcasts, breaking, news stories etc.
Other BBC accounts, including BBC News (World) and BBC Breaking News, have not been given the label, reports CNN. Twitter has not given any reason for labeling BBC as government funded media.
Musk asked what is the meaning of BBC
Musk tweeted on Monday, ‘What does BBC mean again? I keep forgetting.’
Musk tweeted after BBC’s tweet.
Golden tick visible on these media institutions
Explain that ‘Government Funded Media’ means that the government is supporting that news channel or media institution and can influence the policy of that institution at any time. Twitter’s gold tick is now visible on outlets that run on government funding.
These include PBS, NPR, Voice of America and the BBC. However, such a label is not visible on other government-backed outlets such as Canada’s CBC or Qatar’s Al Jazeera.
Musk changed Blue Tick to subscription based plan In October last year, American businessman Alan Musk bought Twitter. After Musk took over Twitter, Blue Tick changed to a subscription-based plan. At the same time, the Twitter account is being given gold and gray ticks along with blue ticks.
Here we are telling you in detail about Twitter’s blue, gold and gray ticks…
Earlier the blue tick used to show that this Twitter account is active, notable and authentic. Which Twitter used to independently verify on the public interest base. Now, through the new verification system, Twitter is giving blue ticks to accounts that are subscribing to it.
Recently, Twitter was told that it would start phasing out its legacy verification program from April 1. Under this, the company will start removing blue ticks from the accounts of users who have not subscribed. However, till now the blue tick has not been removed from the already verified accounts by Twitter.
Twitter Blue subscription costs Rs 900 a month in India
Blue subscription costs Rs 900 per month for iOS and Android smartphone users in India. And for web users, the monthly subscription of this service is Rs 650. Twitter is giving many special features to the users taking subscription, which includes long tweets of 4000 characters.
If you look at the official Twitter account of Adani Group, you will see a golden tick on it. Also, the profile picture in this account is showing in a square instead of a round one. According to Twitter, the golden tick indicates that this is an official business Twitter account. Like Blue Tick, Golden Tick is also not available free of cost.
For the Golden Tick, the organization has to pay $ 1000 (about 81 thousand 842 rupees) every month. Not only this, the organization with Gold Tick also has to pay an extra charge of $ 50 i.e. about 4 thousand rupees every month for other accounts linked to its Twitter account.
If you look at the official account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, you will see a gray tick next to his name. Additionally, Twitter accounts with gray ticks also display a flag label indicating the account’s designation. However, many gray tick accounts do not even have a flag label. For example, Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account has got a gray tick, but it does not have a flag label.
Gray ticks are given to governments, multilateral organizations, multilateral officials and some senior leaders. There is also gray tick on the Twitter account of United Nations and WHO, which are multilateral organizations, so far there is no official information about gray tick from Twitter that for this also, do we have to pay for golden and blue tick?