Twitter apologises to suspended journalist
Twitter has apologised to British journalist Guy Adams for suspending his account earlier this week.
The micro-blogging site suspended the UK journalist’s account after Adams tweeted the email address of an executive at NBC over a row about the network's coverage of the London Olympic Games. NBC filed a complaint to Twitter and the site promptly shut down Adams's Twitter account. NBC has since withdrawn its complaint.
Twitter's General Council, Alex Macgillivray, apologised to Adams in a blog post, saying:
"We want to apologize(sic) 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."
Adams's account was reinstated on Tuesday.