Twitter has suspended the account of Guy Adams, writer for The Independent’s newspaper on the complaint of NBC for ripping the networks coverage for Olympics 2012. Adams consistently complained that NBC is doing a poor job at the transmission and even mocked the NBC’s anchor, Matt Lauer.
The Los Angeles based journalist, Adams, has been ripping NBC for its coverage of the games in America, and criticizing the network’s reliance on using tape delays that caused extreme frustration among millions of Olympic lovers. Adams, who was undoubtedly ruthless with his statements, wrote on twitter, "Am I alone in wondering why NBC Olympics think it’s acceptable to pretend this road race is being broadcast live?”
"Matt Lauer: ‘Madagascar, a location indelibly associated with a couple of recent animated movies,'" he mocked on another telling Lauer to “shut up”, while calling president of NBC Olympics, Gary Zenkel, “ the moronic exec behind the time delay”, according to a report by Yahoo News.
But isn’t that how Twitter’s been designed to work? To allow people share their opinions no matter how outrageous or profane they are. No wonder many people have been angered at both NBC and the social network for suspending Adams’ account.
NBC has admitted that it filed a complaint against Adams but the apparent charge over the writer that he broke a rule by posting Gary Zenkel’s private email address during his tweets so that his followers could directly contact the executive, doesn’t actually exist, according Adams himself.
Adams claims that the email address is not just easily identifiable similar to how the email addresses of thousands of NBC/Univision employees are determined. "It's no more 'private' than the address I'm emailing you from right now," Adams wrote Bremer. "Either way, [it's] quite worrying that NBC, whose parent company are an Olympic sponsor, are apparently trying (and, in this case, succeeding) in shutting down the Twitter accounts of journalists who are critical of their Olympic coverage."
The whole matter begins to sound even fishier given the fact the NBC and Twitter have formed a partnership to bring Olympic coverage and social conversations to the viewers around the globe. According to a pre-Games news release, "During the games, Twitter is using its Olympics events page to highlight insiders' views, and to encourage people to watch NBC's on-air and online coverage."