President Donald Trump's Twitter account deactivated for a brief period by Twitter employee on last day of work

Updated On : 03 Nov , 2017 , 11:46 AM
Donald Trump's Twitter account
Donald Trump's Twitter account
New Delhi:

US President Donald Trump's Twitter account was deliberately deactivated by a Twitter employee on their last day of work for a short period of time. 

According to the company, a Twitter employee deliberately deactivated Donald Trump's personal account on their last day of work. However, the name of an employee has not revealed. President’s @realdonaldtrump account was down for 11 minutes.

During the brief time of downtime, Donald Trump twitter page would see the message “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”

Initially, Twitter said that the account had been unwittingly 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,” the company said in a statement.

But after that company’s @Twittergov account posted another statement which said that employee deliberately damages the account.

“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,” the new statement said.

There have been continuing calls for Twitter to suspend Trump’s account, particularly when he made threats to North Korea. However, when Twitter does this it typically marks the profile with the message “account suspended”.

Even there was a speculation that Trump himself deactivated his account or he may have been hacked. He has been denounced in the past for having poor security standards.

The company in the past has also suspended high profile individuals including the rightwing Milo Yiannopoulos, after his sustained hate campaign against the actor Leslie Jones, and the rapper Azealia Banks.

First Published : Friday, November 03, 2017 09:02 AM

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