The President of US Donald Trump’s Twitter’s account @realdonaldtrump was removed by a Twitter employee who was about to leave the company on Thursday and was shut down for about 11 minutes before it was restored, the social media company said.
“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,” Twitter said in a tweet.
“We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again,” the company said in an earlier tweet.
In a message was uploaded in a short time after a while, Twitter explained that Trump’s account vanished as a result of “human error”.
“Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee,” the statement said.
“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.”
A later post was added:
“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.”
When the truth emerged, the rogue employee was quickly hailed a hero.
Twitter has been one of the extensive tool used by trump to attack his rivals and encourage his policies both during the 2016 presidential campaign and since he came on sit in January.
He has over 41.7 million followers on Twitter.