Chris Cuomo Deletes Tweet Asking Whether CNN Redditor’s Name Should Be Revealed


CNN has been under fire Tuesday for a report published by its KFILE reporting unit which appeared to threaten to out a Reddit user who made a video of President Donald Trump wrestling WWE Founder Vince McMahon with the CNN logo superimposed over his head.

Now, one of the network’s most prominent anchors has deleted a Tweet from early Wednesday on the subject.

Early Wednesday, New Day anchor Chris Cuomo asked his followers whether they felt the Redditor’s name should be published:

But Cuomo deleted the Tweet without explanation. He has engaged with other Twitter users on the subject, but has not addressed the deletion of that particular Tweet:

CNN released a statement Wednesday defending its actions.

“Any assertion that the network blackmailed or coerced him is false,” the statement said.

We have reached out to Cuomo for comment, and will update this post if he responds.

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