Twitter confirmed in a statement that United States President Donald Trump’s personal account was offline for 11 minutes on Thursday evening due to a mistake by a company employee.
Reports emerged around 7 pm that Mr Trump’s personal Twitter account was inaccessible, but it was quickly back up moments later.
Twitter’s Government and Elections page initially said the account was “inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee.”
“We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again,” read the statement from the social media giant.
However, a statement sent out nearly two hours later said that through Twitter’s investigation the company found out that a “customer support employee” carried the account deactivation on the individual’s last day of work.
Twitter said they are “conducting a full internal review.”
Neither Trump or the White House has made any comment regarding the temporary shutdown.
The president used Twitter as a way to reach out to US citizens during the 2016 presidential election, and has continued to actively use it during his presidency.
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