Twitter drops labels for President Joe Biden, state-affiliated and government-funded media
Elon Musk-owned Twitter has quietly dropped labeling that identified state-affiliated and government-funded accounts for officials and media outlets, including designations used to identify President Joe Biden’s account as authentic.
The update comes a day after the company purged legacy verified users of their blue checkmarks, raising concerns that misinformation could more easily spread on the site.
As of Friday morning, the personal and official accounts of the U.S. president, first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris no longer displayed labels identifying them as government officials.
Labels were also removed from Russia-...