Journalist has Twitter account temporarily suspended for NBC criticism
By Scott Gleeson and Jesse Yomtov
Twitter has a non-financial partnership with NBC during the Games and issued the following statement from general counsel Alex McGillivray:
“We want to apologize for the part of this story that we did mess up. The team working closely with NBC around our Olympics partnership did proactively identify a tweet that was in violation of the Twitter Rules and encouraged them to file a support ticket with our Trust and Safety team to report the violation, as has now been reported publicly. Our Trust and Safety team did not know that part of the story and acted on the report as they would any other.
“As I stated earlier, we do not proactively report or remove content on behalf of other users no matter who they are. This behavior is not acceptable and undermines the trust our users have in us. We should not and cannot be in the business of proactively monitoring and flagging content, no matter who the user is — whether a business partner, celebrity or friend.”
NBC has been seriously criticized throughout the Olympics for its coverage of the London Games.
The hashtag, “#NBCfail” even became a popular trend on Twitter.
But when a journalist took things too far in his criticism of the network, he suffered the repercussions.
Except it wasn’t even NBC that went through with the punishment. It was the social media platform he was using to speak freely.
British journalist Guy Adams, a Los Angeles correspondent for Britain’s “The Independent,” had his Twitter account (@guyadams) suspended for the worst of his tweets.
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