Overnight, President Donald Trump’s Verified @RealDonaldTrump twitter account was wiped off the face of the internet.
I know what you’re thinking, it’s been a long time coming.
But in a shocking plot twist, the internet was not so relieved to find it back up and running eleven minutes after it went down.
If Trump's Twitter is down, does this technically mean he's no longer POTUS? I mean, it's the only part of the job he pays attention to.
— John Schindler (@20committee) November 2, 2017
Those eleven minutes of silence were due to one very ballsy worker at Twitter HQ.
Many speculated that the disappearance was the result of a hack. Trump uses his platform to insult and criticise other countries, ministers, opponents, celebrities and just about anyone really, it wouldn’t have been too surprising.
CNN’s Don Lemon called the prank a “Major crisis”.
However,Twitter have released a statement saying that the account was deleted due to ‘human error’, by an employee on their last day. Not all heroes wear capes.
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. https://t.co/mlarOgiaRF
— Twitter Government (@TwitterGov) November 3, 2017
"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
A small victory for mankind was made last night, we salute you sir.
Words: Michael Ward | Subbing: Charlotte Racher