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Rogue employee responsible for deactivating Trump Twitter account

CityNews | posted Friday, Nov 3rd, 2017

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Twitter says a rogue employee was responsible for deactivating President Donald Trump’s Twitter account on Thursday.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday, social media reports surfaced that the president’s personal account, @RealDonaldTrump, was unavailable, providing the error message that the user “does not exist.” The account was restored by 7:03 p.m.

Originally, Twitter announced through its Twitter Government account that it was “human error” which led to the account being down. The company said it was taking steps to prevent this from happening again.

A short time later, the company said the account was deactivated by a customer support employee on his last day with the company.

A spokesperson for the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

With files from The Associated Press


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