UPDATE: The Washington Post reports it was the employee’s last day on the job.
Editor for the NY Times Max Fisher says it best, “The first successful coup in American history was conducted by an intern with fat fingers.”
President Trump’s personal Twitter account (not his POTUS account) went down for 11 minutes this afternoon. It turns out that it was the result of “human error” by a Twitter employee, according to a statement put out by Twitter on their own platform.
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
While the White House was probably scrambling to find out what happened, thousands and thousands of other people were popping champagne bottles.
Pour one out for the hero who made Twitter good for 11 minutes. They did more for their company’s vision than anyone else ever has. https://t.co/7pdqZuF73K
— Mia Steinberg (@MiaSteinberg) November 3, 2017
Could whoever “accidentally” deactivated @realDonaldTrump’s Twitter please look into his presidency next? https://t.co/UXJX4WAwQj
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) November 3, 2017
You say “human error,” I say “due for a promotion” https://t.co/KHDFFUezsL
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) November 3, 2017