Twitter reinstates journalist’s suspended account over NBC gripe

Macworld Australia Staff
1 August, 2012
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Twitter has re-activated an account of The Independent journalist Guy Adams, after he was barred from the social media site for publishing the email address of a NBC executive.

Adams sparked the controversy on Monday evening when he encouraged his Twitter followers to voice their displeasure of NBC’s Olympic coverage to NBC Executive Gary Zenkel via email.

The tweet lead NBC to file a complaint with Twitter for breaching the social networks personal information guidelines, but was rescinded a day later according to the Wall Street Journal.

“Our interest was in protecting our Executive, not suspending the user from Twitter,” an NBC spokesman said yesterday. “We didn’t initially understand the repercussions of our complaint, but now that we do, we have rescinded it.”

Upon receiving news that his account was reinstated Adams posted: “Oh. My Twitter account appears to have been un-suspended, Did I miss much while I was away?”



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