TWITTER AND NBCJuly 31st, 2012 12:03 pm Associated Press
Here’s the latest on the saga of the journalist whose Twitter account was suspended after he asked followers to email the NBC Olympics president to complain about the network’s coverage of the opening ceremony.
Twitter acknowledged Tuesday in a post on its blog that its team working with NBC for their Olympic partnership “proactively” identified the tweet that it said was in violation of its rules and encouraged the network to report it. The social media website’s general counsel wrote the behavior was “not acceptable and undermines the trust our users have in us.”
NBC Sports says in a statement it wanted to protect its executive, not get the user suspended from Twitter. “We didn’t initially understand the repercussions of our complaint, but now that we do, we have rescinded it,” the statement read.
— Jay Cohen — Twitter http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap
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