Early Monday afternoon, Reuters fired its deputy social media editor Matthew Keys, who, five weeks ago, was federally indicted for allegedly collaborating with Anonymous to hack news sites run by the Tribune Company. In a twist that fits the strange nature of the story (and Keys's bizarre internet past), it was Keys himself who broke the news this afternoon in an announcement on Twitter.
News that Reuters deputy social media editor Matthew Keys had been indicted for allegedly conspiring with Anonymous shocked his colleagues in online media. Keys has always seemed like a normal guy who constantly tweets news links. But in the wake of his indictment, details about his online past have emerged that make his entanglement with Anonymous seem less out of character.