An employee from Twitter shut down the personal account of US President Donald Trump on the final regular working day on Thursday, as confirmed by the social media company.
The account is down for almost 11 minutes due to human error, Twitter said.
In an unexpected turn of event online on Thursday, an employee of Twitter had deactivated the personal account of US President Donald Trump and restored it immediately after 11 minutes of being down, as reported by rt.com online.
“A Twitter employee deactivated President Donald Trump’s personal account, before it was brought back online 11 minutes later,” said the popular social media networking company after the incident that happened around 7pm (Eastern Time).
We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again,” Twitter added regarding this possible human error, but they intend not to mention the name of the involved employee.
In line with this, there are people who felt happy about the deactivation of the Twitter account of the American leader, particularly his detractors and critics. These people are even urging the social media company to allow the same “human error” to happen again and permanently deactivate the account.
During the shutdown, the message appearing on the @realDonaldTrump account says “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”
From the shared information through The Guardian, @Twittergov account of Twitter Company itself posted a statement that says the shutting down of the account of US President Trump is due to the error of one of their employees, which occurred on the last day of work.
“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,” said the company as quoted from the reported news.
Although The Guardian made an effort to ask Twitter for clarification about the issue, it did not provide an immediate respond. However, its initial released statement already triggered doubts from the readers wherein it confirmed that one of their employees is responsible for the deactivation.
The persona Twitter account of the White House leader had been a talked of the Internet since Trump became the President of America. He created such account back in March 2009 and since then; he already tweeted over 36,000 messages and with followers of about 41.7 million.
According to The Washington Post, The US leader had been publicly speaking about his trust in using Twitter and believe it helped him won the 2016 US Presidential Election. He made such statement when Maria Bartiromo interviewed him last October.
“You have to keep people interested also,” Trump said during his interview as quoted by the washingtonpost.com. “You know, you have to keep people interested,” he continued.
Maria Bartiromo is from the Fox Business Network.
The American leader also believe that he benefit from using the social media company in defending himself against his detractors and critics to prove them wrong.
Although the deactivation of the personal account of Trump happened unexpectedly, the popular social media network however assured that the tweets of the president remain intact after the restoration.
On the other hand, Twitter stated that it would monitor those tweets that contain issues about violent threats and controversial information, such as those tweets from Trump against North Korea. President Trump had been very vocal in opposing the actions of the North Korean government, specifically the issue about creating nuclear weapon.
Based on the guidelines of the company, they only suspend an account if there is an abusive behavior, issues about hacking, spam promotions or posting fake news.
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