The US President’s personal Twitter account (@realDonaldTrump) seemingly disappeared on Thursday, leading some to speculate he had finally been suspended after months of complaints from other users. For around two hours, clicking on the account saw the: “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” error message, but the account has since been restored.
Trump’s personal account, which has more than 41.7 million followers, is separate from his official @POTUS account, which is transferred to each President of the United States. The latter does not seem to have been affected.
In a tweet, confirming the temporay deactivation, the official Twitter Government account explained: “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.”
It later followed up with: “Through our investigation we have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day. We are conducting a full internal review.”