Twitter employee deactivated Trump account

US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account briefly vanished on Thursday, but has since been restored, the social media company has said, the BBC reports.

It said that the @realdonaldtrump account was “deactivated” by an employee, later clarifying that it was their last day in the job.

The account was down for 11 minutes, and Twitter is now investigating.

Mr Trump – who is an active Twitter user with 41.7 million followers – has not commented on the issue.

But the latest incident has touched off debate over the security of the president’s account, given the potential consequences of posts falsely attributed to Mr Trump being published.

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