US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account briefly vanished on Thursday however has since been restored, the social media firm stated.
An worker deactivated the @realdonaldtrump account, it stated, clarifying that it had been their final day within the job.
The account was down for 11 minutes and Twitter is now investigating.
Tweets from Mr Trump, who has 41.7 million followers, have incessantly precipitated controversy.
The newest incident has sparked debate in regards to the safety of the president’s account, given the potential penalties of posts falsely attributed to Mr Trump being revealed.
However, @POTUS, the official account of the US president, was unaffected.
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On Thursday night, guests to Mr Trump’s web page for a short while might solely see a message that learn “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”
After the account was restored, Mr Trump’s first tweet was in regards to the Republican Party’s tax cuts plan.
Twitter stated it was investigating the issue and taking steps to keep away from it occurring once more.
It later stated: “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.”
‘Bing, bing, bing’
Mr Trump joined Twitter in March 2009 and he has tweeted greater than 36,000 instances.
He has been actively utilizing the social media platform to advertise his insurance policies and likewise badault his political opponents each throughout the presidential marketing campaign in 2016 and since taking workplace in January.
In one interview he stated that when somebody stated one thing about him, he was capable of go “bing, bing, bing on Twitter” – and handle it.
After he appeared to instantly threaten North Korea with destruction in a tweet in September, Twitter was compelled to justify permitting the put up to face.
It stated that Mr Trump’s tweet was “newsworthy”.
In a few of his different most controversial tweets:
- He erroneously linked an increase within the UK crime price to “radical Islamic terror”
- He taunted FBI chief James Comey days earlier than sacking him in May
- He admitted he had no such tapes of Mr Comey in June
Mr Trump’s allies have additionally acquired into sizzling water over their use of Twitter.
Roger Stone, who suggested him throughout his election marketing campaign, was suspended from the community after he used abusive and homophobic language to focus on journalists, together with a homobadual CNN presenter, Don Lemon.
He stated he had been advised by Twitter that he had violated its guidelines.
Mr Stone stated he would sue Twitter for blocking his account.
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