(UPI) — President Donald Trump’s chief method of public communication was temporarily disabled — by a Twitter employee on their final day, the social media giant said.
A “customer support employee … did this on the employee’s last day” Twitter said.
Trump’s account — @realDonaldTrump — was offline for 11 minutes late Thursday, Twitter said.
The company promised a full review.
“We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again,” it said.
Trump is active on Twitter, using the platform many times a day to offer official statements and commentary on various affairs. During the outage, visitors to his page saw this message: “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist.”
Disabling the presidential social media account was seen by some as a final act of protest by a disgruntled employee.
Neither the employee’s name nor motivation were released.
On Friday, Trump acknowledged the act in his first tweet of the day.
“My Twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes by a rogue employee. I guess the word must finally be getting out — and having an impact,” he wrote.
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