Employee who deactivated President Trump's Twitter was contractor

Who disabled Trump's personal account? A Twitter employee on their last day

On last day at the firm, rogue employee shut down Trump's accountWASHINGTON ATwitter employee on the last day with the firm was responsible for taking down Donald Trump's account for 11 minutes, the social network said.

Hundreds of employees are able to access the accounts of so-called Very Important Tweeters, or VITs, and can take actions like disabling the accounts, according to current and former Twitter employees.

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

Other Twitter users suggested the deactivation should be a permanent state of play for Mr Trump's account.

A spokesman for the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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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". "Trump's Twitter deactivated for 11 min, and I suddenly thought I'd jumped back into the real timeline where things aren't so damned absurd", tweeted Star Trek actor turned social media personality George Takei. "I guess the word must finally be getting out - and having an impact". But the outage also sparked discussion of the security of Trump's account.

In a follow-up statement, the company said that the customer support employee who committed the misconduct was on the employee's last day at work. In an interview with NBC's Sunday TODAY, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended Trump's use of his platform, emphasizing the importance of hearing from the man himself for the sake of accountability.

"It's one click if you have the rights to access the tool", the former employee said.

The New York Times on Friday reported the rogue employee was in fact a contractor, citing two anonymous sources familiar with the incident. Trump did not react to the temporary account removal until almost 12 hours later.

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