Twitter Blocks New York Times in Error

Posted by at 3:22 pm on November 28, 2017

Twitter has acknowledged that a day-long block of one of the New York Times’s accounts was imposed in error.

The @nytimesworld team, which covers international events, has about 1.9 million followers and is recognized by the social network as being a “verified account”.

But on Saturday it was locked after posting a report about the Canadian prime minister.

The newspaper was told it had violated Twitter’s rules about hateful conduct.  Over the tweet that said:

“Left out of an apology a decade ago, native people in Newfoundland and Labrador get an apology from Justin Trudeau.”

The NYT said it had taken Twitter nearly 24 hours to unlock the account and allow it to start posting again.

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