Twitter silences Trump! President’s account is DEACTIVATED for 11 minutes by a rogue employee on their last day – sending social media wild
President Donald Trump’s Twitter account disappeared for 11 minutes on Thursday evening after a rogue employee at the social networking company deleted the entire profile.
Shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday, social media reports surfaced that the president’s personal account, @realdonaldtrump was unavailable, providing the error message that the user ‘does not exist.’
The account was unreachable for 11 minutes and was restored a short time later.
After a brief investigation Twitter owned up and took responsibility for the outage.
In a tweeted statement, the company said Trump’s account was ‘inadvertently deactivated due to human error’ by one of its employees.
But in a second statement, Twitter confirmed it was 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.’
Twitter explained two hours later that it was one of its own employees that caused the outage and followed up their initial tweet explaining it was an employee on their last day