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Twitter account reinstated

LONDON — Twitter is acknowledging a mistake in how it handled a tweet by a journalist that included the corporate email of the NBC Olympics president.

Alex Macgillivray, general counsel for the social media website, wrote in a blog post Tuesday the company's team working with NBC for their Olympic partnership "proactively" identified the tweet it said was in violation of its rules and encouraged the network to report it.

"This behavior is not acceptable and undermines the trust our users have in us," Macgillivray wrote. "We should not and cannot be in the business of proactively monitoring and flagging content, no matter who the user is — whether a business partner, celebrity or friend."

Guy Adams, a correspondent for British newspaper the Independent based in Los Angeles, tweeted several criticisms of NBC's coverage and in one included the email address of NBC Olympics president Gary Zenkel encouraging people to complain.

Adams' account was suspended. He said Tuesday it had been reinstated.

head scarf compromise: A female judoka from Saudi Arabia will be allowed to compete wearing a form of the traditional Islamic head scarf after a compromise was reached that respects the "cultural sensitivity" of the Muslim kingdom. Judo officials had previously said they would not let Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani compete in a head scarf because it was against the sport's principles and raised safety concerns. The agreement clears the way for her to compete Friday in the heavyweight division. Her father declined to describe what changes, if any, would be made to the head cover.

Twitter account reinstated 07/31/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 10:39pm]
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