Employee Who Shut Down Trump's Twitter Hailed As Hero

Employee who deactivated President Trump's Twitter was contractor: report

President Donald Trump is making light of his Twitter account going dark for a few minutes this week.

The person at Twitter who temporarily deleted President Trump's account wasn't a full-timer.

According to the Times, and another report in The Verge, the widely available access to internal tools for handling customer accounts has been a longstanding concern among Twitter employees. They also said, "We won't be able to share all details but we take this seriously and our teams are on it".

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The employee's bold move sparked a flurry of praise from fellow Twitterati, with many suggesting the disgruntled employee should should be in line for a hefty bonus.

The US President has not yet tweeted about the deactivation of his account and a spokesperson for the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

There is so much tomfoolery, fake news, and just plain meanness that emanates from Trump's Twitter feed, many of Trump's supporters and enemies have attempted to curb his addiction to his favorite social media platform.

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Mr Trump has regularly used his Twitter account to post controversial comments about his political rivals in the USA and overseas, as well as on contentious issues.

After the account was restored Trump did not tweet about the vanishing act, but made several posts on other topics.

█ My Twitter account was taken down for 11minutes by a rogue employee. DM me & I will buy you a Pizza Hut pizza.

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