Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday December 23, 2015

Bank of America Has Twitter Delete Journalist’s Tweets

Not only can big banks have your Twitter posts deleted, they can threaten to have your entire account deleted as well. The funny part about this is that it just happened the editor of Business Insider. Had this happened to anyone else, no one probably would have ever heard about the incident.

I had an annoying surprise this weekend: an email from a bank telling me that Twitter had deleted two of my tweets for copyright violations. The email also contained a threat: If I continued to violate the bank's rights, my Twitter account would be deleted. 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.