Twitter suspends British journalist critical of NBC’s Olympics coverage

Twitter has brought down a hail of critical tweeting on its own head by suspending the account of a British newspaper’s Los Angeles correspondent following his acerbic reporting of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics.

The social media network hummed with the indignation of thousands of its users after the Twitter feed of Guy Adams of the Independent disappeared. The paper’s deputy editor, Archie Bland, confirmed the suspension, calling it heavy-handed.

NBC said it had complained to Twitter after Adams published the email address of one of its senior bosses. We filed a complaint with Twitter because a user tweeted the personal information of one of our executives. According to Twitter, this is a violation of their privacy policy. Twitter alone levies discipline.

Rachael Horwitz, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco-based firm, confirmed that it does not actively monitor users’ accounts, and added that it was company policy not to comment on individual users — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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