President Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, briefly vanished from the internet on Thursday.
Social media users noticed that for a short period of time around 7 p.m. on Thursday night, the page was inaccessible. Given the president’s frequent use of the platform, confusion began to circulate as to why the account might be deleted.
But it was all a simple mistake, Twitter said about an hour later.
“Earlier today @realDonaldTrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee,” the company tweeted. “The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored. We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again.”https://twitter.com/TwitterGov/status/926238960594178048