Twitter Employee Deactivates Trump Account on Last Day

Twitter Employee Deactivates Trump Account on Last Day

Image credit: via PC Mag This story originally appeared on PCMag For a few brief moments last evening, President Trump's personal Twitter account was no more. It turns out a Twitter employee deactivated @realDonaldTrump. The shutdown only lasted for 11 minutes Thursday afternoon, but 11 minutes is a lifetime on the internet. — Twitter Government (@TwitterGov) November 3, 2017 Later, Twitter acknowledged that the deactivation was carried out by an employee on their last day. Through our investigation we have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day. We are conducting a full internal review. https://t.co/mlarOgiaRF — Twitter Government (@TwitterGov) November 3, 2017 Prior to Twitter's explanation, users questioned whether the president had finally crossed the line and tweeted something Twitter found too controversial to let stand. But other Twitter users were happy to crack jokes about the whole incident. My Twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes by a rogue employee. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017

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Twitter Employee Deactivates Trump Account on Last Day

This story originally appeared on PCMag

For a few brief moments last evening, President Trump’s personal Twitter account was no more. Those visiting @realDonaldTrump were met with a “Sorry, that page does not exist” message.

But just as the Twitter world got riled up about Trump’s 140-character demise, his account returned. It turns out a Twitter employee deactivated @realDonaldTrump. The shutdown only lasted for 11 minutes Thursday afternoon, but 11 minutes is a lifetime on the internet. “Trump’s Twitter” quickly started trending, prompting a response from the company:

Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee. The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored. We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again.

— Twitter Government (@TwitterGov) November 3, 2017

Later, Twitter acknowledged that the deactivation was carried out by an employee on their last day.

Through our investigation we have learned that this was done by a Twitter…

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