Elon Musk continues to mock NPR and is now reportedly threatening to move their Twitter handle to “another company.”
Reporter Bobby Allen shared In a series of emails to the social media platform’s CEO, Musk suggested they could reassign their account to someone else.
“So is NPR going to start posting on Twitter again, or should @NPR be moved to another company?” Musk asked in an email to Allen.
NPR left Twitter in April after the “false and misleading” label of “government-sponsored media” attached to their profile. Musk later removed the labels from the news outlets’ Twitter pages following the backlash.
“Of course our policy is to recycle idle handles,” Musk told NPR in another email. “The same principle applies to all accounts. There is no special treatment for NPR.
Musk would be working against Twitter’s current policy, which is based on account inactivity based on logging in and not tweeting. NPR hasn’t tweeted since April 12, but they can keep an account until they log in based on the current terms of service.
“When registering an account, we encourage people to actively log in and use Twitter. To keep your account active, you must log in at least once every 30 days. Accounts may be permanently removed due to prolonged periods of inactivity,” it says. Twitter’s inactive account policy.
Asked by an NPR reporter who might be taking over the Twitter account, Musk replied, “National Pumpkin Radio.”