President Trump's infamous Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump went briefly offline on Thursday, setting forth a wave of confusion and emotions.
Trump's Twitter account appears to be down. pic.twitter.com/VLNfnGcz6H
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 2, 2017
If Trump's Twitter is down, does this technically mean he's no longer POTUS?
I mean, it's the only part of the job he pays attention to.
— John Schindler (@20committee) November 2, 2017
But then he was back! The outage lasted just minutes.
Here's what Twitter said about the incident:
Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee. 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.
— Twitter Government (@TwitterGov) November 3, 2017
Trump’s Twitter account has been under scrutiny, not only because he’s the U.S. President, but because he uses it a lot. He’s tweeted over 36,000 times and it’s often stirred up controversy.
Some have questioned whether his threatening tweets to North Korea were at odds with Twitter’s terms and conditions.
- This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.