Twitter draws scorn for blocking journalist

Twitter drew criticism after blocking the account of a British journalist after he criticised NBC's US coverage of the Olympics.

31st July, 2012
Twitter users expressed dismay over the decision using tweets accompanied by the hashtag #twitterfail.

NBC Olympics President Gary Zenkel, announcing plans this month to work with Twitter on coverage of the games, said the “conversation on Twitter will rage” around athletes and competition in London.

Much of the rage yesterday centered on the partnership.

Twitter drew criticism after blocking the account of British journalist Guy Adams after he posted Zenkel’s work e-mail address while complaining about the network’s coverage. The decision came after NBC complained that Adams,...

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