Trump Twitter account shut down by employee on last day of work

WION Web Team
Washington, United StatesUpdated: Nov 03, 2017, 06:07 AM IST

Twitter said they were 'conducting a full internal review'.? Photograph:(Twitter)

Donald Trump's Twitter account vanished for 11 minutes on Thursday. 

Visitors to @realDonaldTrump around 2300 GMT Thursday were greeted with the message "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!"

Given the US president's frequent use of the platform, it was speculated that Twitter had deliberately disabled Trump's account. 

Twitter first blamed the deactivation to "human error". 


It later said a departing worker was to blame. 


That a customer support employee had disabled Trump's account on his last day at work. 

And that they were "conducting a full internal review". 

The Twitterati have in the past accused Trump of violating the platform's guidelines -- by issuing a clear threat of violence.

Trump had at one time threatened that North Korea “won’t be around much longer” if the country’s leadership allowed hostile rhetoric against the United States to continue.

The North Korean government called it a declaration of war. 

This time of course Twitter was able to see the humour in the temporary disabling: