Twitter restores New York Times parody account after outcry
Micro blogging site Twitter has restored a New York Times' parody account it suspended on Monday after the American paper filed a complaint against it.
The account parodies the news organization's occasionally stumbling attempts to document the latest cultural trends in its home city.
Commentators condemned the Times when Twitter suspended The Times Is On It account, acting on a complaint that the parody account had violated its trademark.
After an outcry from Twitter users, the account was restored on Tuesday, the Guardian reports.
According to the paper, the Times objected to the parody account's use of its distinctive "T" logo.
The man behind the parody, Benjamin Kabak, said Times lawyers had not contacted him directly, but had complained to Twitter instead.
Kabak said that he would have been happy to resolve the issue if the Times had contacted him directly.
"I also don't feel that I'm legally in the wrong but I don't really care to fight that. I'd rather just solve this quickly and peacefully," the paper quoted Kabak, as saying.
According to the paper, the parody account pokes gentle fun at the Times' frequent forays into New York style trends.