It illustrates how Twitter played such a major role in the London 2012 Olympics from the 10 million who mentioned the opening ceremony, the popularity of Mr Bean and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the rise of #NBCfail and the millions of mentions of our brilliant Team GB and the athletes.
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In a blog post reminding users about its private information policy and its Terms of Service Twitter admitted that the team working with NBC on its Olympics coverage did over step the mark and pro-actively flagged Adams’ tweet to NBC and told the broadcaster how to make a complaint.
For that part of the story Twitter held its hands up and apologised admitting “that we did mess up”. It went further, to reassure Twitter users, and said that “this behaviour was not acceptable and undermines the trust we users have in us”. Read More
Twitter has suspended the account of the Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, Guy Adams, after a tweet criticising NBC’s wobbly Olympics’ coverage, which has been trending on Twitter under the hashtag #NBCfail.
NBC has confirmed it did file a complaint with Twitter and the account of @guyadams has since been suspended.
The suspension followed a tweet from Adams from that included the email address of the NBC executive responsible for the US broadcaster’s Olympic coverage.
UPDATE: - Adams has since published an article on the Independent about his suspension (see below).