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Twitter Fiasco: A GIF of U.S. Olympian Aly Reisman’s Floor Routine Got a Sportswriter Temporarily Banned

Jim Weber’s LinkedIn post [1] garnered so much attention that Twitter lifted his ‘permanent’ ban from the social media platform. But, the point remains. Twitter has bungled the handling of their platform time and time again [2]. But to ban a sportswriter for tweeting out a GIF (moving photo) of an Olympian’s floor routine in gymnastics…sounds ridiculous.

And in case you aren’t familiar with Aly, here’s a photo from her Instagram page:

Changed outfits halfway through because, why not? Which one was better? Head to toe Aero ?? @seriouslystretchy [3]

A photo posted by Alexandra Raisman (@alyraisman) on