Twitter has on several occasions taken advantage of the use of its tool as a marketing tool by activists from countries struggling against government censorship, making the image that the company defends the weak and oppressed and is totally in favor of freedom of expression. But, apparently, things change when the target of criticism is the microblogging network itself.
That’s because the company deleted the account of a journalist who criticized the coverage that Twitter and NBC do of the London Olympics. The Englishman Guy Adams ridiculed the coverage and published the email from executive Gary Zenkel, responsible for the NBC press area, asking all dissatisfied Internet users to complain to him.
After the community that accesses the network criticized the attitude, NBC withdrew its request and Twitter restored the journalist’s account, not without burning his image a little throughout the imbroglio.
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