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posted by n1 on Wednesday November 08 2017, @08:14AM   Printer-friendly
from the sad! dept.

The President of the United States of America lost the crucial ability to Tweet for an 11 minute timespan on Thursday (Nov. 2), following the temporary deactivation of his Twitter account by a Twitter employee who was being let go by the company. The incident has raised questions about the safeguards in place for high-profile Twitter users:

This is the way the world ends: not with a bang but a deleted Twitter account. At least, so it appeared for 11 minutes Thursday evening, when visitors to President Trump's personal account, @realDonaldTrump, were informed that there was no such thing.

[...] Amid a presidency that has seemed, at times, to be conducted primarily in 140-character pieces, this was a seismic event — and what was left of Twitter erupted. It was a raucous, modern-day town-square gathering of the sort not seen since ... well, since five months ago, when Mr. Trump coined a new word in the middle of the night.

[...] The answer, revealed three hours later, was something straight out of "Office Space." After saying in an initial statement that the account had been "inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee," Twitter announced that a rogue customer support worker had done it on his or her last day at the company.

Previously: Twitter Shadowbans Republican Frontrunner
Twitter Co-founder: I'm Sorry if We Made Trump's Presidency Possible


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 08 2017, @05:20PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 08 2017, @05:20PM (#594149)

    If this was some rabid sjw type you libtards would be all over "private companies can do what they want!". Hypocrites.

  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Wednesday November 08 2017, @05:29PM (3 children)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 08 2017, @05:29PM (#594157) Journal

    If this was some rabid sjw type you libtards would be all over "private companies can do what they want!".

    And you'd be eating babies. Ad hominems are a waste of your time.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 08 2017, @07:40PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 08 2017, @07:40PM (#594213)

      I used two ad hominems, one for "them" and one for "you". It is not a waste of time, it is meant to show the value of your judgments. Just because you can't fess up to being a hypocrite doesn't make my statement any less meaningful.

      Oh I'm sorry, I must have hurt your feelings. Here, let me get you a nice warm blanket by the heater, that should melt away all of your frostiness.

      • (Score: 1) by khallow on Wednesday November 08 2017, @07:44PM (1 child)

        by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 08 2017, @07:44PM (#594216) Journal

        it is meant to show the value of your judgments

        Exactly. Waste of time as a result.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 08 2017, @09:25PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 08 2017, @09:25PM (#594243)

          Well stop wasting your precious time before the leftists give your job to some minority! Just admit to your own hypocrisy and we can move on.