Media News - Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Twitter is under growing pressure to explain the suspension of a British journalist Guy Adams after it emerged that the social network alerted NBC to his highly critical tweets of the US broadcaster's Olympic coverage. Adams posted a string of tweets criticising NBC for being "utter bastards" for failing to air the opening ceremony live to viewers on the West coast of the US, who had to watch it on a six hour time delay. He then took aim at Zenkel, who was appointed president of NBC Olympics in 2005, and published his corporate email address. Twitter immediately shut down Adams' account and told him it was a violation of the site's rules to post the private and confidential information of others. Twitter has faced criticism for the suspension, with some influential commentators describing it as quick-triggered and raising questions about the social network's relationship with NBC. (The Guardian)
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