Social Media Journalist Says He's Been Fired

By GARANCE BURKE
|  Monday, Apr 22, 2013  |  Updated 12:19 PM PDT
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Social Media Journalist Says He's Been Fired

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A Reuters deputy social media editor accused of conspiring with hackers to deface a Los Angeles Times story says he has been fired.
 
Federal prosecutors in San Francisco said Monday that 26-year-old Matthew Keys provided the hacking group Anonymous with login information to access the computer system of The Tribune Co., the Times' parent company.

  According to an indictment handed up last month, a hacker altered a Times article posted in December 2010.
 
Keys had earlier been fired from a Tribune-owned TV station.
 
Reuters hired him in 2012 and suspended him from his New York social media job on March 14.
 
A Thomson Reuters spokesman declined to elaborate on why Keys is no longer employed.
 
Keys tweeted Monday his union would be filing a grievance.
 
Keys' attorneys did not respond to email messages seeking comment.
 

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