Trump's Twitter shut down by employee on last day of work

Trump's Twitter shut down by employee on last day of work

Employees who are about to leave an organisation should make sure they leave without burning any bridges. It’s incumbent on any outgoing staff to conduct a proper handover, and to make the process as smooth as possible.

Compounding this, a rogue Twitter worker allegedly shut down US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account on their last day of employment.

The Guardian reports that a Twitter employee deactivated Trump’s very vocal account, meaning it was offline for at least 11 minutes. Twitter announced that the deactivation was due to “human error by a Twitter employee”.

In their first statement, Twitter said: “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.”

However, a follow up statement was released which expanded on this: “Through our investigation we have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day. We are conducting a full internal review.”

Trump is known to be extremely lively on his Twitter account, with his opinions dividing the internet. And it seems that Trump’s staff are all too aware of his online presence, with reports being leaked suggesting that White House employees screen all candidates’ social media account for any anti-Donald sentiments – which is slowing up the hiring process.

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