Who Deleted Donald Trump’s Twitter Account?
Who sacked the boss?
That was the question on everyone’s lips on Thursday night after the Twitter account of the world’s twitter-in-chief and U.S. President Donald Trump’s @realdonaldtrump Twitter account was deactivated.
Twitter said the account was down for 11 minutes before it was restored.
Now, it has emerged that the account was deactivated by a Twitter employee who was leaving the company on Thursday, the social media company said.
Trump has 41.7 million followers on Twitter and has made extensive use of it to send messages attacking his opponents and promoting his policies, both during the 2016 presidential campaign and since taking office in January.
“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 said in a tweet.
“We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again,” the company said in an earlier tweet.
A Twitter representative declined to comment further.
This is coming at a moment when technology companies, including Twitter, face sharp criticisms from U.S. lawmakers for failing to stem the spread of Russian propaganda and misinformation on their platforms.
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