A British journalist’s Twitter account has been suspended after he criticized an American network’s London 2012 Olympics coverage and disclosed the email address of one of its senior executives.
Guy Adams, a foreign correspondent for The Independent, wrote several critical posts about NBC’s London Games coverage.
But the journalist, who moved to Los Angeles four years ago, then published the corporate email address of Gary Zenkel, the president of NBC Olympics.
NBC have come under fire for it decision during the opening ceremony to apparently refuse to show it live.
When the event was screened, hours later, large portions were edited out to allow more time for commercial breaks including a tribute to the July 7 bombing victims.
It has also been criticized for its factual errors, including placing Australia in Europe on a website profile, length of advertisements and poor quality commentating.
Mr Adams, 34, urged his nearly 4,400 followers to contact the man in charge of the network’s Games coverage after the series of blunders and criticisms from viewers.
"The man responsible for NBC pretending the Olympics haven't started yet is Gary Zenkel. Tell him what u think! Email.... )
He also called Jim Bell, the network’s executive producer of its Games coverage a “professional idiot”.
He had also written a negative piece about its coverage titled: “As America succeeds at the Games, back home all the talk is about #NBCfail.”
Officials from the network, who have sent more than 2,700 people to London to cover the Games, complained to Twitter about the post regarding Mr Zenkel's email address and on Monday, Mr Adams’s personal account was suspended.
It is understood he received the following message explaining the decision: “It is a violation of the Twitter rules to post the private and confidential information of others.”
But the decision to suspend his account provoked swift condemnation worldwide from Twitter users. At one stage NBC was one of the most talked about topics on the microblogging website.
Archie Bland, The Independent’s deputy editor, said that the actions were “heavy-handed”.
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The US Constitution vests the executive power in the President.
The President of the U.S. is the chief executive.