Serious! Donald Trump’s Twitter account deleted (briefly) by disgruntled employee on last day

President of the United States of America, Donald Trump had his twitter account briefly deleted, leading to a wide jubilation by users following him, who thought the account had been removed permanently.

Twitter launched an internal review after an employee deactivated Donald Trump’s account on his last day at the company.

The US president’s Twitter feed mysteriously went offline for 11 minutes on Thursday, triggering feverish speculation that his account had been suspended, reports The Telegraph.

Instead of seeing the usual ants and declarations, users were confronted by a different message: “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”.

The social media company said the 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.”

After investigating the outage, it said: “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 employee was hailed on a “hero” by Twitter users, The Telegraph.

The brief deactivation had been met with shock – and jubilation by some – as the news spread among the leader’s 41.7 million followers and beyond.

 

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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