Departing Twitter employee deactivates Trump's account


On Thursday President Donald Trump's Twitter feed went down, unfortunately it was restored 11 minutes later.

Twitter and other tech companies have ramped up their reliance on contractors due to pressure to respond more quickly and thoroughly to content violations.

Others had similar ideas for what should happen to the departing employee.

In the end, the Trump's account was missing for a total of 11 minutes.

Photo President Trump's Twitter account was briefly disabled Thursday night. They also noted that the National Archives and Records Administration has advised the White House that the tweets must be preserved as official records under the Presidential Records Act.

The outage sparked discussion of the security of Trump's account, given the potentially dire consequences of messages falsely attributed to the president.

Another person familiar with Twitter operations, speaking on condition of anonymity, said employees now can not post from a user's account, change or even view a user's password, which is encrypted.

"We have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer-support employee who did this on the employee's last day".

Trump has often stirred up controversy with his tweets, making straightforward remarks or announcing domestic and foreign policies, which were rare among former presidents.

Let the man who hasn't fantasized about shutting up Trump permanently by breaking his baby hands cast the first stone at the Twitter employee.

"We are conducting a full internal review", the company said.

"It's one click if you have the rights to access the tool", the former employee said. "I guess the word must finally be getting out-and having an impact", he wrote. According to The New York Times, via unnamed sources, the person responsible was a contract employee.

Trump's eight-year-old @realdonaldtrump account has almost 42 million followers.