Agence France-PresseApril 22, 2013 14:31
A US journalist charged with conspiring with the hacker group Anonymous to break into and alter an online Los Angeles Times story said Monday he has been fired by Reuters.
Matthew Keys, 26, sent out word via Twitter that the news agency had dismissed him.
"Just got off the phone. Reuters has fired me, effective today," Keys said in the message. "Our union will be filing a grievance. More soon."
A spokesman for Reuters' parent firm, Thomson Reuters, confirmed that Keys was "no longer with the company" but declined further comment.