Reuters deputy social media editor Matthew Keys was one of the most prolific tweeters in journalism until the Department of Justice indicted him for allegedly helping Anonymous hack into the Los Angeles Times‚Äô website. Reuters suspended Keys with pay, and today he‚Äôs posted an update to Facebook, essentially denying all of the Justice Department‚Äôs charges.
I did not give a username and a password to anyone. I did not ‚Äúconspire‚ÄĚ to ‚Äúcause damage to a protected computer.‚ÄĚ I did not cause ‚Äútransmission of malicious code,‚ÄĚ and I did not ‚Äúattempt‚ÄĚ to cause ‚Äútransmission of malicious code.‚ÄĚ
My attorneys have said much of the same over the past few days, but I feel it might mean more coming from me directly.