Twitter Employee Deactivates Trump's Account on Last Day

People Are Calling a Rogue Twitter Employee Who Deactivated Trump's Account a Hero

If things seemed a little off to you, that's because President Donald Trump's Twitter account disappeared for a brief moment around 7 p.m. "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".

On the attack on Trump's favored means of communication, Twitter said, "we take this seriously and our teams are on it".

"I'm sure there was no process to take the rogue employee's access away when he or she resigned", he said.

The discovery highlights a hard issue for Twitter, as well as other technology companies that rely on large amounts of contract workers to handle sensitive work. Uber Technologies Inc. faced backlash after it was revealed that employees could find and track customers' rides. We need to do better on this, and will. Twitter is committed to transparency and keeping people informed about what's happening in the world. But if a scenario like the one Fineman put forth comes to pass, the time Twitter spends trying to work out whether Trump is on a rampage or someone has hacked in to his account for a joke could be catastrophic. In 2016, Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey was locked out of his own for a few minutes.

The hearings have also helped to increase scrutiny on how technology companies handle the information they are given by users. An account can be reactivated during that period simply by logging in. They noted that when the user tried to entered a message, a response came back saying "Sorry, that user does not exist". The official feed for the US president, @POTUS, wasn't affected.

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The tweet was referring to an incident on Thursday when an employee cut off Trump's personal account for 11 minutes, creating confusion on social media.

Trump has tweeted 14 times (so far) since waking up Friday morning with his account fully operational.

Others on Twitter have called Trump's fiery rhetoric against North Korea a violation of the social network's terms of service, which prohibit threats of violence. The U.S. president often uses Twitter to disseminate his thinking, sometimes making disparaging remarks. "Among the considerations is "newsworthiness" and whether a tweet is of public interest".

To some, 11 minutes may not seem like much. And while Trump supporters used the opportunity to highlight security issues, many Twitter users praised the employee's last act, some calling the person a hero or a national treasure, others inviting the person over for Thanksgiving dinner.

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