For 11 minutes on Thursday, November 2nd, President Trump’s @RealDonaldTrump Twitter account went down. People began to conjecture if it happened because his account had been hacked or if it had been banned by Twitter, reported NBC News.
When people went to look for his account, they found an error message. It said, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist.”
Shortly after, Twitter released a statement, saying it was just “human error” that left to the POTUS’s brief absence from Twitter. At the time of the initial statement, they said they were continuing to investigate.
"Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee," Twitter said in a statement. "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."
However, later in the evening, Twitter revealed that it wasn’t merely human error. An employee who was on their last day with the company decided to put their mark on Twitter.
"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," Twitter wrote. "We are conducting a full internal review."
Trump was back on Twitter a few minutes later. He didn’t immediately comment on his inadvertent Twitter hiatus.
Instead, President Trump tweeted about the Republican tax plan. He wrote, “Great Tax Cut rollout today. The lobbyists are storming Capital Hill, but the Republicans will hold strong and do what is right for America!”
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