Twitter suspends journalist for criticizing NBC’s Olympic coverage

Twitter recently suspended Guy Adams’ account after he tweeted an NBC exec’s email address to his followers. Is the suspension censorship? UPDATED

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Have you heard of censorship?

According to, “censor” means: “An official who examines books, plays, news reports, motion pictures, radio and television programs, letters, cablegrams, etc., for the purpose of suppressing parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military or other grounds.”

Now the “etc.” extends to Twitter.

Twitter recently suspended the account of a critic of NBC and its coverage of the Olympics, with no update on when it might reinstate it.

The backstory

Like many of you, Guy Adams, a writer for The Independent in Great Britain but resident of Los Angeles, took to Twitter to criticize NBC for its tape delay of the opening ceremonies, subpar reporting, and silly policy that won’t allow us to see the games in real-time. (Though by the time we see the coverage we already know what happens.)

Adams was relentless in his tweets, but didn’t say anything I haven’t seen from my friends on Facebook and Twitter.

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