Donald Trump’s Twitter Account Was Momentarily Taken Down Due To ‘Human Error’
By Mikelle Leow, 03 Nov 2017
Screenshot via Twitter
Twitter—arguably President Trump’s favorite social network—had his account momentarily deactivated on Thursday.
Netizens noticed what had happened not long after, and came up with their own theories of where the missing account went.
TWITTER JUST BANNED DONALD TRUMP! 😂😂😂😂😂— Jamie Broadnax (@JamieBroadnax) November 2, 2017
Before they could declare Twitter a Trump-free zone, however, Donald Trump’s account was back up. It only took 11 minutes.
Twitter promptly addressed the disappearance, explaining that ‘@realDonaldTrump’ was temporarily deactivated “due to a human error.”
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.— Twitter Government (@TwitterGov) November 3, 2017
After further investigation, it was discovered that the deactivation was done by a Twitter 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. https://t.co/mlarOgiaRF— Twitter Government (@TwitterGov) November 3, 2017
Trump appears to be unfazed by the brief lack of Twitter usage. He continues to be posting at a swift rate—but Twitter users will forever remember 2 November 2017 as the day their feeds got significantly quiet.
We’ll all remember where we were during the 10 minutes of peace while Donald Trump’s Twitter account was down.— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) November 2, 2017
@jack I need to very seriously tell you that the 70 seconds that Trump's twitter account went away were the happiest 70 seconds of my year.— Cabel Sasser (@cabel) November 2, 2017
[via Engadget, cover image via Twitter]
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