Twitter had to implement safeguards after its outgoing employee deleted U.S. President Donald J. Trump‘s account on the platform.
Earlier in the day, the social network said their customer support employee, who was leaving the company, took down Mr. Trump’s account. It was deactivated for 11 minutes around 7:00 pm (2300 GMT) on Thursday.
Update: We have implemented safeguards to prevent this from happening again. We won’t be able to share all details about our internal investigation or updates to our security measures, but we take this seriously and our teams are on it. https://t.co/8EfEzHvB7p
— Twitter Government (@TwitterGov) November 3, 2017
President Trump has 41.8 million followers on Twitter, which he uses to communicate his views on events in the U.S. and around the world.
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017