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Rogue Twitter employee deactivated Trump’s account


* Around 7 pm EDT on Thursday, President Trump’s Twitter account was completely deactivated

* Twitter initially took responsibility for the 11-minute outage, citing inadvertent human error

* The company’s second statement confirmed that an employee who was in their last day on the job was responsible for the outage

* Twitter went into overdrive with users responding to the event with various memes


A Twitter employee who was completing their last day in the job deactivated President Trump’s account (@realdonaldtrump). The account was taken down for 11 minutes, just before 7 pm EDT on Thursday.

After a brief investigation, Twitter took responsibility for the outage; the company tweeted a statement saying that President Trump’s account was ‘inadvertently deactivated due to human error’ by one of its employees.

However in a second statement, Twitter confirmed that an employee on their last day was behind the President’s account deactivation.

Twitter on Trump account deactivation

As expected after an incident like this, Twitter erupted with a lot of memes and banters.

In his usual bullish style, Trump brushed off the incident, saying that it showed the impact he was having.

[Featured photo: REUTERS/David Becker]

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