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In a welcome about-face Tuesday morning, Twitter restored the account of journalist Guy Adams , who posted a series of critical comments about NBC's handling of the Olympics. "Oh," Adams wrote in his first tweet since his account was suspended Sunday. "My Twitter account appears to have been un-suspended. Did I miss much while I was away?"
Twitter has reinstated the account of the journalist Guy Adams , who criticised the US TV network NBC's Olympics coverage and posted the public email address of one of its executives. The social network also offered a flimsy apology of sorts, but not to Adams himself. Adams' account was reactivated last night.
We want to take a moment to explain some of our general Trust and Safety policies and procedures, and address the specific case at hand that has unfolded over the past 48-hours (we normally don’t address matters pertaining to individual accounts for the privacy of the account, but here the relevant communications are now public). When our Trust and Safety team receives a report from a user explaining that his/her private personally-identifiable information has been posted on Twitter, we investigate the issue and temporarily suspend the account if it is found to be violating our Guidelines & Best Practices . We make it possible for people to report posting of their private information because it may be used to harass or intimidate, and in certain circumstances may even be illegal. We have systems in place to address such behavior. Before the violating account is unsuspended, we ask the account holder to do two things:
31 July 2012 Last updated at 16:42 ET Mr Adams posted a tongue-in-cheek message after his account was reactivated Twitter has restored the account of a journalist following a user backlash sparked by his suspension from the social network.
By SHIRA OVIDE and CHRISTOPHER S. STEWART The first social media Olympics have become a minefield for the Olympic movement—and especially for Twitter Inc., which has trumpeted its tight connection to the London Games. Heading into the global sporting event, the International Olympic Committee touted its social-media capabilities and struck partnerships with Twitter, Facebook Inc., FB +3.51% and Google Inc.'