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Twitter Apologizes for Mishandling Journalist’s Suspended Account

Published on July 31, 2012
by Shira Ovide and Christopher S. Stewart

Twitter Inc. on Tuesday apologized for mistakes it said it made in handling the account of Guy Adams, a journalist for the U.K’s Independent newspaper, who was kicked off the short-messaging service for publishing the email of an executive from Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal.

In a blog post, Twitter General Counsel Alex Macgillivray confirmed that Twitter personnel working in partnership with NBC flagged a Twitter post Friday from Mr. Adams that contained a corporate email account for Gary Zenkel, president of NBC Olympics.

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