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Twitter 'inadvertently' turns off Trump's account

04 November, 2017, 00:27 | Author: Paula Vaughn
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Trump has been a member of Twitter since March 2009 and has 41.7 million followers. After Trump's Twitter account returned, details on what happened started to surface.

At first Twitter said that it was just "human error" that led to Trump briefly being dumped from his favorite platform.

Twitter said it would not remove the tweet or suspend Trump's account, explaining that the company takes a number of factors into account when faced with controversial user-generated content, including its "newsworthiness" and whether it has "public interest".

Schneier said that there was little to be done to prevent such a thing happening again.

U.S. President Donald Trump's personal Twitter account wasn't available for a short while on Thursday evening.

Trump did not react on Twitter to the temporary removal of his account until almost 12 hours later.

Trump often uses Twitter to comment on political and military matters.

Twitter is now doing a full internal review to find out how something could go so right on their platform, because they can't have that.

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But quite a few Twitter users admitted they would never forget the "minutes of peace" they had while Trump was offline.

- Security concerns -"It is shocking that some random Twitter employee could shut down the president's account".

Some linked the president's use of Twitter as his official mouthpiece to a real-world debate about the 25th Amendment - which allows the vice president to take over if the commander in chief is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office".

Trump responded to the outage Friday in the most Trumpian fashion.

Following that tweet he launched into a tirade of messages against regular targets including "Crooked Hillary" and "the Dems".

The company has suspended other high-profile accounts in the past for violating its terms and conditions.

With any past president, a tweet like that would immediately be assumed as the result of some sort of hack. "This is like when Lindbergh disappeared in The Plot Against America", tweeted New York Times TV critic James Poniewozik.

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