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Reuters Fires Editor Charged In Anonymous Hacking

Reuters announced today that it was parting ways with Matthew Keys, a social-media editor who was indicted in March of "conspiring with members of the hacker group 'Anonymous' to hack into and alter a Tribune Company website."

Keys is fighting those allegations, but he was suspended by Reuters following the charges.

Today, he tweeted that Reuters had fired him in part because he tweeted reports based on dispatch audio during the Boston bombing story.

Politico reports:

"'It's my understanding that Reuters did not agree with some of the coverage I did on my own during the Boston Marathon events from last week,' Keys said in an interview shortly after he announced he had been fired from Reuters. 'And they have a specific set of reasons for the termination which I don't agree with and the union that represents me does not agree with. We are in agreement, the union and myself, that I have done nothing wrong, that the basis for the termination is incorrect and doesn't hold any water.'

"Reuters spokesperson David Girardin on Monday confirmed to POLITICO in an email that 'Keys is no longer with the company, effective today.'"

Keys' union, the Newspaper Guild of New York, said they are planning to defend Keys "vigorously."

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