The U.S. president's personal Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump disappeared from the social network Thursday afternoon, but contrary to any rule violation, Twitter attributed the deactivation to human error by its employee.
While visitors to Trump's page were greeted with a rather unexpected message that the page didn't exist. Albeit, the account's deactivation didn't last quite long, as the page was promptly restored with its usual appearance.
Twitter, however responded via its @TwitterGov handle, with the message that Trump's account "was inadvertently deactivated due to human error" before later placing the blame on an employee spending their last day with the company.
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 2, 2017
Twitter, though had earlier acknowledged that Trump's tweet had caused an uproar but maintains it was allowed to stay because of its "newsworthiness."
The company's rules forbid using the service to make violent threats, either directly or indirectly. As any account violating that rule may be subject to a temporary or permanent suspension, Twitter warns.
But many observers have wondered why some of Trump's tweets cum account weren't deleted by the social media platform, despite their apparent violation of its rules.