Twitter Reinstates NBC-Bashing Journalist Guy Adams
The account ban touched off an international controversy — especially after it was reported by the Telegraph that Twitter had informed NBC, with whom it has an Olympics partnership, about the tweet — and walked it through the process of requesting his suspension.
Now, according to Adams, NBC has withdrawn its request for the account suspension — “and therefore, your account has been unsuspended,” Adams says Twitter wrote him in an email. “No further explanation given or apology offered,” he added.
Twitter has so far not given any detailed reasons for banning Adams. Its terms of service state that you’re not allowed to tweet private email addresses that don’t appear elsewhere on the Internet. But as Mashable pointed out Monday, the NBC Olympics President’s email does appear in at least one online location.
Adams, the LA correspondent for the Independent, a London newspaper, returned to the service with this understated tweet:
Oh. My Twitter account appears to have been un-suspended. Did I miss much while I was away?
Mere minutes after Adams tweeted that, it was retweeted more than 750 times — underlining what a cause celebre his case has become.
We’ve contacted Twitter and NBC for more details on the account ban, and will update this story as we learn more.
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