New Delhi, Nov 3: US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account inadvertently deactivated on Thursday due to a Twitter employee’s mistake. Shortly before 7 PM (local time) yesterday, social media reports surfaced that the president’s personal account, @RealDonaldTrump, was unavailable, flashing the error message that the ‘user does not exist’.
“Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s 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,”the company said in a tweet. (Also Read: Donald Trump’s Twitter Account Disappeared For 11 Minutes And Twitterati Couldn’t Contain Their Sarcasm)
The US President has 41.7 million followers on Twitter. During the 2016 presidential campaign, president Trump has made vast use of the micro-blogging site to counter his rivals and promote his policies. His latest tweet was a congratulatory video to Jerome Powell, who was earlier nominated as the next Chief of the Federal Reserve.
Earlier in November 2016, in a similar incident, Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey’s account was briefly suspended, what he later said was an internal mistake.