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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.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 08 2017, @05:36PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 08 2017, @05:36PM (#594162)

    You're assuming Wikipedia is unbiased. It never has been. Who has time to dedicate to it? This population is different from the general population.

    Let me put it this way: any source that incorrectly reported the koi fish feeding is fake news. OAN is not fake news.

    It's time you broke out of your bubble.

  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by bob_super on Wednesday November 08 2017, @05:44PM

    by bob_super (1357) on Wednesday November 08 2017, @05:44PM (#594168)

    I watched OAN many times. Its conservative pro-R pro-Trump slant is obvious and undeniable.
    I give them credit for wider reporting than many "obsessive" channels. That doesn't change their bias.

    You can attack Wikipedia all you want when you don't like what it says, but remember that the right wing, especially the owner of the channel, has full-time people paid to present their side of the story. Saying that OAN is conservative and pro-Trump, on one of the most visible platforms on the net, would get smacked down quickly if it was against their wishes.

    Let's talk about your bubble.