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Twitter bans critic of NBC Olympics coverage

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Baron Scicluna, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    British journalist Guy Adams was banned from Twitter because of his criticism of NBC and their Olympic coverage (surprise, surprise).

    Twitter claims they did it because Adams posted an email address of an NBC executive, and told people to complain about it. Twitter claimed he violated terms of use by posting the email. Even though the email address is available elsewhere on the 'net.

    Meanwhile (also, surprise, surprise), it's been discovered that Twitter has entered into a deal with NBCUniversal. Can you say .. conflict of interest?.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jul/30/twitter-suspends-guy-adams-account-nbc
     
  2. JR

    JR Active Member

    I posted this on another thread but I think it deserves posting here.

    Column by Heidi Moore, WSJ columnist for Marketplace about NBC`s arrogance, an arrogance similar to Wall Street when confronted with criticism

    http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/easy-street/what-nbc-can-learn-wall-street-hubris

    The events of this weekend show that Wall Street doesn't have the monopoly on the first rule of holes (that is, "when you find yourself in one, stop digging.")

    It's instructive to look at NBC's response to criticism of its Olympics coverage to see why not just Wall Street, but much of Corporate America, has a serious problem of corporate culture.
     
  3. JR

    JR Active Member

    Oh, and the e-mail Adams posted was not private. It was a corporate e-mail address.
     
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Love the few glimpses of NBC's delayed coverage in prime time tells people to go to Twitter to express what they just saw. Um, kinda defeats the purpose of Twitter, doesn't it?
     
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