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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Man Who Deactivated Trump's Twitter Account: 'I Didn't Break Any Rules'

Remember the story about the Twitter employee who (briefly) managed to delete President Trump's account?

At the time, we speculated that it might be "an act of civil disobedience, or maybe just a 'take this job and shove it' moment." But, apparently the 11-minute outage@realDonaldTrump was just a mistake.

TechCrunch, the industry website owned by AOL, has tracked down the ex-Twitter employee it says is responsible for the Nov. 2 incident: His name is Bahtiyar Duysak, and he is described by the tech site as "a twenty-something with Turkish roots who was born and raised in Germany."

Twitter has declined to confirm his identity. However, Duysak says he was a contractor at management services company Pro Unlimited and had been assigned to Twitter's Trust and Safety division, the department that sorts through alerts from users reporting abusive behavior or violations of the company's terms of service.



Anonymous said...

It looks like someone is trying to avoid a criminal complaint for what he did.

Anonymous said...

J1 visa holders are the majority of the tech word in California. Sad day when a guest in OUR country has access the Presidents Communication device and turns it off just because he can.

Anonymous said...

I hope the Secret Service or the FBI was involved in this investigation!