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Twitter Boots Critic of NBC For Tweeting Exec's Email Address 104

netbuzz writes "Guy Adams, a Los Angeles-based correspondent for The Independent of London, had his Twitter account suspended today, allegedly for having violated a Twitter privacy policy when he tweeted the workplace email address of an NBC Sports executive. The Internet is abuzz with accusations – no make that assumptions – that Twitter muzzled Adams because Adams was tweeting up a storm of protest over NBC's coverage of the Games. However, Twitter says it was because it prohibits the tweeting of 'non-public, personal email addresses.' Whether Adams did that or not appears debatable." Update: 07/31 17:48 GMT by S : Adams's Twitter account has been reinstated.
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Twitter Boots Critic of NBC For Tweeting Exec's Email Address

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  • HMMM (Score:4, Interesting)

    by nopainogain ( 1091795 ) on Monday July 30, 2012 @07:10PM (#40823611)
    Comcast owns NBC... Comcast supports NDAA, NBC aligns itself with twitter which tries to silence whistleblower. I miss freedom.
  • by gl4ss ( 559668 ) on Monday July 30, 2012 @07:11PM (#40823623) Homepage Journal

    that's the debate if you're wondering.
    if it wasn't public, how did he have it? personal relation? but no need for that since it was published on a blog.
    and it's an email address for a fucking nbc exec, not for some secret agent...

    and why it's a story is that there's moneyflow between olympics, nbc and twitter due to them doing big co-operation around the games.

    and why nbc sucks is that they edited the opening ceremony and showed it time delayed(the reasoning is that americans are too stupid for the un-edited version, basically).

  • FSCK the olympics (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 30, 2012 @07:20PM (#40823713)

    The Olympics take advantage of tax payers by building arenas that never pay off, they don't compensate athletes, the stars of their show, for their hard work and all the while, the IOC gets billions from ads and tv deals.

    The athletes work for no pay, the city builds the stadiums and provides staff and security so what do the IOC spend their $$$ on???

    Its a huge scam, screw them!

  • Incidentally... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by fuzzyfuzzyfungus ( 1223518 ) on Monday July 30, 2012 @07:21PM (#40823735) Journal

    It is probably worth mentioning that Twitter was/is NBC's 'partner' for coverage of the Olympics... That's sort of a salient detail.

  • by chicago_scott ( 458445 ) on Monday July 30, 2012 @09:31PM (#40824543) Journal

    I just read this story on and got pretty discouraged. So, I came to Slashdot to read something interesting and see that this is on the main page.

    Time to turn off the computer and turn on the stereo.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 31, 2012 @12:48AM (#40825491)

    a home address that you want the mobs to make their way toward, like Spike Lee and Roseanne Barr both did in the Zimmerman case. And there is zero action on Twitter's part. But OMG, tweet some corporate shmuck's business E-mail address and Twitter gives you the boot? What kind of bullshit is that?

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