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Reuters Sacks Deputy Social Media Editor Charged With Aiding Hackers

Postby sunnyd » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:55 pm

Story : http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/apr/22/reuters-deputy-social-media-editor




Reuters has sacked a senior web producer who is facing charges for allegedly conspiring with the hacker group Anonymous to access and alter a website of the Tribune Company, his former employer.

Matthew Keys, 26, who was under suspension from his post as deputy social media editor at the news agency, said that the charges against him had not been mentioned during a telephone call by Reuters in which his employment had been terminated on Monday. Instead, he said that the company had told him that it was because he had violated a final written warning.

He later said that one of the reasons given for termination had been his independent coverage of the events in Boston last week, when he tweeted information gleaned from police scanners and which later turned out to be incorrect. Anthony De Rosa, Reuters social media editor, had retweeted warnings by police for information from the scanners not to be posted online and, while not naming Keys, had personally tweeted at one stage: "Get off the scanners folks, be smart."







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