Twitter owner Elon Musk agreed to change the label on the BBC’s account.
It operates on a mixed-funding model that it says mostly includes corporate sponsorships, fees paid by NPR member organisations and donations.
Its decision to quit Twitter comes after the BBC disputed the same government-funded media label added to its @BBC account, which has now been removed. The BBC operates through a Royal Charter agreed with the UK government, which states the corporation must be independent.
Its public-service output is funded by UK households via a TV licence fee, as well as income from commercial operations.