Twitter admits mistake in reporter case
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- Twitter is acknowledging a mistake in how it handled a tweet by a Los Angeles-based journalist that included the email of the NBC Olympics president.
Alex Macgillivray, general counsel for the social media website, wrote in a blog post Tuesday that the company's 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.
Macgillivray wrote the behavior was "not acceptable and undermines the trust our users have in us."
Guy Adams, a correspondent for British newspaper The Independent, had his account suspended over the weekend but he announced Tuesday it had been reinstated.