[Ed. – The Left’s view of ‘free speech.’]
President Trump blamed his 11-minute Twitter account outage on Thursday on a “rogue employee.”
“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,” Trump tweeted early Friday morning.
Twitter launched an internal investigation Thursday after a “customer support” employee, reportedly working his or her last day with the company, briefly deactivated the highly viewed account of the president.
“We are conducting a full internal review,” the company said in a statement about the approximately 11-minute outage.
It was unclear how a “customer support” worker had obtained clearance to deactivate such a high-profile account. The president has tweeted more than 36,000 times and has nearly 42 million Twitter followers.
When reports first surfaced about the outage, Twitter officials initially blamed “human error.”
Shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday, social media reports surfaced that Trump’s personal account, @realDonaldTrump, was unavailable, providing the error message that the user “does not exist.” The account was restored by 7:03 p.m.