On their last day of work, a Twitter employee deactivated Donald Trump’s personal account, according to The Guardian, citing an official company statement.
The name of the employee wasn’t revealed, but it seems that the action was deliberate and manage to keep @realdonaldtrump down for 11 minutes. During the entire downtime, anybody visiting the Twitter page saw the message “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”
No sign of human errors, since it was a deliberate action
Initially, it was believed that the account was deactivated “due to human error by a Twitter employee”, according to the same statement. However, soon after this, @Twittergov posted a new statement, revealing the real reason behind Donald Trump’s account being taken down.
“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,” the new statement said.
Like expected, the initial statement managed to stir some speculation on its own, people being convinced that an employee was responsible.
More and more people want Trump off Twitter
Prior to this, there have been several calls for Twitter to even suspend Donald Trump’s account, especially after he made the threats to North Korea. However, when such things happen, the social networks marks the profile with the message “Account Suspended”.
Some people even speculated that the President may have deactivated the account on his own or that he may have been hacked. It is well known that mogul has poor security standards, continuing to use his old, unsecured Android device after moving into the White House, instead of relying on a secure and encrypted smartphone, approved by the Secret Service.
Currently, Donald Trump has more than 40 million followers on Twitter, being well known for his infamous messages coming from this account, instead of using the official @POTUS one.