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On last day of work, rogue Twitter employee deactivated Trump’s account

Discussion in 'International Politics' started by omya, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. omya

    omya Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Enlarge / The Twitter timeline of US president Donald Trump is seen on 29 June, 2017, in Bydgoszcz, Poland after he insulted TV show host Mika Brzezinski on the platform claiming he was bullied by Mrs. Brzezinski and her co-hosts on their show Morning Joe on MSNBC.
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    Further Reading
    Twitter explains why Trump can use site as venue for violence, hateTwitter announced Thursday evening that an employee, on his or her last day of work at the company, deactivated President Donald Trump’s notorious Twitter account. The president's account was only absent for 11 minutes before it was restored.
    In a series of its own tweets, the company said: "We are conducting a full internal review."

    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

    The company did not elaborate as to what steps had or would be taken.

    Further Reading
    Twitter users blocked by Trump sue, claim @realDonaldTrump is public forumAs of this writing, the president has not commented directly on the incident. His most recent tweet, authored at approximately 9:45pm ET on Thursday, promotes a Friday morning television interview.
    Trump’s use of the social media platform has been controversial, to say the least.

    In September 2017, Trump tweeted that North Korea "wouldn’t be around much longer," which seemed to be a threat—in violation of Twitter’s own policies.

    Trump is also facing an ongoing lawsuit over the fact that he blocks some members of the public on Twitter. View article comments


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