#saveguyadams Twitter account
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#saveguyadams Twitter account

    1. Jason Munyan
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      Jason Munyan

      Geneva, Switzerland

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July 2012

Victory

Guy Adams is a journalist for The Independent, a British newspaper. His Twitter account was shut down because he tweeted the corporate e-mail address of the president of NBC Olympics and encouraged his followers to contact the executive directly to complain about NBC's awful Olympics coverage, notably the unpopular tape delays. Twitter considered the corporate e-mail address to be "private information" even though it is easily identifiable on-line.

Freedom of speech is a universal human right. As a human being and especially as a journalist, Gary Adams should be free to use Twitter to share his opinion on NBC's coverage of the Olympics. The e-mail address he shared for the NBC executive is the executive's professional e-mail address. NBC is part of a publicly traded company and its executives should be accountable to its shareholders. Additionally, the Olympics itself is a universal event and as the exclusive broadcaster of the Olympics to those living in the United States, NBC has a solemn obligation to provide the best coverage possible to everyone in America. Executives with this sacred trust should be held accountable to the public.

The NBC Olympics' corporate e-mail address is not his personal, private e-mail address. Mr. Adams' encouragement to e-mail complaints to the executive at the executive's corporate e-mail address is akin to encouraging U.S. citizens to contact their representatives of Congress via their professional e-mail addresses. This is a basic, fundamental tenet of freedom of expression.

By suspending Mr. Adams' Twitter account, Twitter has set a dangerous precedent. Twitter must restore Guy Adams' account immediately.

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    1. hurray, @guyadams has been restored!

      Jason Munyan
      Petition Organizer

      Everyone, thank you very much for your support of this petition!

      Twitter has restored the account of @guyadams

      Hopefully this was an isolated incident and Twitter will continue to support freedom of expression, keeping in mind the many people who supported this petition and the comments you shared on why this cause is so important.

      Thanks and enjoy the rest of the Olympics Games!

    2. thanks for your support - let's keep up the momentum!

      Jason Munyan
      Petition Organizer

      It's great to see that in less than 24 hours, we are already well on our way to having 1,000 people stand up to Twitter in support of a journalist whose account was suspended after merely exercising one of the most basic forms of freedom of expression--telling people how they can directly contact an executive at a publicly held corporation to share their concerns. And these concerns are about nothing other than the Olympics, an event which should be as open as possible for everyone to be inspired by the world's greatest athletes and true sportsmanship.

      Thanks to the many of you who have already shared this petition via Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and other means. Please continue to spread the word so that we can keep the momentum going and hopefully convince Twitter to let @guyadams start tweeting again as soon as possible!

      Feel free to use this link to invite others to help us #saveguyadams: https://t.co/5oNYcHrC

    3. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Tracey Lloyd NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      What happened to free speech? Disseminating publicly available information about someone in a corporation is NOT private information. Put this right!

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    • Marion Walter CANTERBURY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Freedom of Speech is an important Human Right

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    • Michael Kitson MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Corporate idiots...who do they think they are. Big brother and 1984 are around the corner if they get away with this!!!!

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    • Carolyn Rogers BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Support freedom of speech.

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    • Michael Sackin LEICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      A case of shooting the messenger, an age-old but thoroughly nasty and inexcusible pastime.

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