Reporter's account suspended by Twitter over NBC tweet

  • Twitter has suspended the account of the Los Angeles correspondent for London-based daily The Independent after he sent a tweet on Friday revealing NBC Olympics President Gary Zenkel's email address.

    Adams was among a number of tweeters in the United States who vented their frustration with NBC, which delayed showing the London Olympics' opening ceremony in order to coincide with American primetime.

    "The man responsible for NBC pretending the Olympics haven't started yet is Gary Zenkel. Tell him what u think! Email: Gary.zenkel@nbcuni.com," Adams tweeted.

    NBC confirmed it had filed a complaint with Twitter.

    Ironically, “Guy Adams" became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.

    Twitter entered a strategic, non-financial partnership with NBC to collate online content during the Olympics and declined to comment.