Trump's Twitter Account Deactivated

PaulRubens - November 3, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Trump's Twitter Account Deactivated

President Trump's Twitter account was briefly shut down by a rogue employee on his last day with the company.

(CCM) — President Trump's Twitter account was deactivated by a rogue employee at about 6.45pm on Thursday, The Washington Post is reporting.



The unnamed employee was on his last day as a Twitter employee, and apparently deactivated the account deliberately as a political act. The account was offline for about 11 minutes, during which Twitter users searching for Trump's account were met with a notice saying: "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!"

The company initially said that the account deactivation was accidental, tweeting: "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."

The incident raises important questions about the security of President Trump's account, the report said, adding that it has sparked deep and troubling questions about who has access to the President's personal Twitter account.

Last year Jack Dorsey, Twitter's chief executive, found that his Twitter account had been deactivated for about fifteen minutes, due to "an internal mistake." Anyone visiting his Twitter profile was met with the standard "account suspended" page.

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