A Twitter employee has made sure his last day of work was one to remember when deciding to delete US President Donald Trump's account.
Twitter Government tweeted Trump’s account was “inadvertently deactivated due to human error” by an employee.
Users who tried to visit Trump’s Twitter feed were met with the message, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist”.
“The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored,” Twitter said.
“We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again.”
But after an investigation into the deactivation of Trump’s account, Twitter said it was no accident.
- Top Trump aides hit with conspiracy, money laundering charges
- Trump already backtracking over JFK assassination files
“We have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day,” it said.
“We are conducting a full internal review.”
However, it seems not everybody was sympathetic towards the US leader.
Not all heroes wear capes.— David Betz (@DFBetz) November 3, 2017
Is the review to figure out why it wasn’t done sooner?— Jason Drain (@JLDrain) November 3, 2017
This is my best moment of 2017. pic.twitter.com/LNKGKwWBVm— I'm Sorry Aunt Lydia (@TinaMcGugan) November 3, 2017
“You should hire the dude back with a 50% raise,” one person tweeted.
“The review is about finding the culprit who reactivated it, right?” another tweeted.
Trump is yet to tweet since his account was reactivated.
"We have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day" pic.twitter.com/mVB2Pwc8rv— Jessica Winter (@winterjessica) November 3, 2017
We’ll all remember where we were during the 10 minutes of peace while Donald Trump’s Twitter account was down.— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) November 2, 2017