Donald Trump’s Twitter account was briefly deleted by a customer service employee on their last day, it emerged on Friday night.
The President’s personal account @realDonaldTrump showed a message which read ‘Sorry that page doesn’t exist!’
The error message is usually for accounts that have been deleted, rather than suspended by Twitter.
The news spread rapidly on the social media network where Trump has arguably become the most influential tweeter in the world.
But just as users were beginning to speculate what might have happened, the account came back within a matter of minutes.
The disappearance lasted only a matter of minutes.
In a message posted a short time later, Twitter explained that Trump’s account vanished as a result of “human error”. Th statement read;
“Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee,”
“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 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.
Courtesy of: The Mirror