Donald Trump's Twitter account was deleted for 11 minutes by an employee at the social media company on their last day of work.
Twitter initially blamed human error for the temporary removal of the president's account, but later issued a separate tweet suggesting that the action could have been deliberate. The issue is now under investigation.
For a brief period at around 11pm last night, anyone searching for @realdonaldtrump would receive a message reading: "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!" Before Twitter issued a statement, many thought Trump had deactivated his account or that he had been hacked.
There have been numerous calls for Trump to be banned from Twitter, particularly after he threatened North Korea. However, the company denied that the president's post was a violation of its terms (which include not using the platform to make violent threats), stating Trump's tweets were "newsworthy" and in the public interest.
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