By The Associated PressAssociated PressPosted Dec 01, 2018 07:08:51A few months ago, Twitter announced it was shutting down the accounts of a reporter who had been covering the Syrian conflict.
The New York Times published a story detailing the news and the impact of the shutdown.
The decision sparked a national debate about the impact Twitter has had on journalism in recent years.
What started as a small company has become one of the most important platforms for online discussion about the war in Syria.
Twitter suspended its accounts for journalist James Risen on Aug. 17, 2017, after he reported on the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.
The Times story also cited the Twitter account of an anti-war activist and reporter for a group that criticized President Donald Trump and called for a boycott of the Republican National Convention.
Twitter has since deleted the story.
In January, the Associated Press reported that Twitter suspended one journalist who had worked for the Associated Journal of Press freedom of the press.
Twitter said that journalist was fired and that the account was shut down.
The company did not say why it shut down the account.
The ban was the first step by Twitter in trying to prevent the dissemination of information critical of the Trump administration.
Twitter has also faced a series of controversies.
Last year, the company faced accusations of violating a ban on harassing or inciting violence against journalists.
In November, Twitter shut down accounts that violated the terms of service of the company.