The disappearance of Donald Trump’s Twitter account appears to have been a deliberate act done by an employee on their last day of work.

Earlier Twitter said the President’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,” it tweeted. “We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again.”

Twitter’s government and elections team has revealed further details about what happened to the US President’s account and why it vanished for 11 minutes.

It said Mr Trump’s account was deactivated by a “Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day”.

It didn’t take long for praise to pour in for the employee’s actions.

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