Wednesday, August 1, 2012

British journalist Guy Adams, whose account was banned by Twitter on Monday after he tweeted the email address of the president of NBC Olympics, has returned to the service Tuesday.

The account ban touched off an international controversy especially after it was reported by the Telegraph that Twitter had informed NBC, with whom it has an Olympics partnership, about the tweet and walked it through the process of requesting his suspension.

Now, according to Adams, NBC has withdrawn its request for the account suspension “and therefore, your account has been unsuspended,” Adams says Twitter wrote him in an email. “No further explanation given or apology offered,” he added.

Twitter has so far not given any detailed reasons for banning Adams. Its terms of service state that you’re not allowed to tweet private email addresses that don’t appear elsewhere on the Internet