Business reporter’s tweets deleted at request of Bank of America
Jim Edwards of Business Insider writes about how Bank of America convinced Twitter to delete two of his tweets that mentioned the bank.
Edwards writes, “Needless to say, I deny the allegation. Quoting from or posting a brief segment of a research document is not a violation of copyright.
“The bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, did not return multiple messages requesting comment. Twitter declined comment other than to point me to the company’s copyright policy.
“And while this is only two tweets, there is a principle at stake. Investment banks apparently have the power to censor journalists on Twitter, simply by asking.
“That is depressing.”
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