Employee who deactivated President Trump's Twitter was contractor

Employee who deactivated President Trump's Twitter was contractor

Let the man who hasn't fantasized about shutting up Trump permanently by breaking his baby hands cast the first stone at the Twitter employee.

Trump tweeted: "My Twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes by a rogue employee". The news of the deactivation of the outspoken, tweet-prone president delighted many on Twitter, with some even suggesting that the unnamed employee should be given knighthood or nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Fulfilling the fantasy of anyone who has ever wished they could just pull the plug on President Donald Trump's Twitter account, a departing Twitter employee did just that on Thursday.

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The San Francisco-based social media company says it's conducting a "full internal review" and taking steps to prevent it from happening again.

But Twitter, as in the people on Twitter, wanted Twitter the company to promise that person a raise and more. Twitter, meanwhile, said: "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".

Trump has often stirred up controversy with his tweets, making straightforward remarks or announcing domestic and foreign policies, which were rare among former presidents. The account was unreachable for 11 minutes.

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█ My Twitter account was taken down for 11minutes by a rogue employee. Disciplinary and preventive measures from Twitter, FBI and NSA are not reported.

After the account was restored Trump did not tweet about the vanishing act, but made several posts on other topics.

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