The Internet Is Celebrating The Twitter Employee Who Deactivated Donald Trump’s Account

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For 11 glorious, blessed minutes on Thursday night, President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was deactivated. For 11 minutes, no tweets about “Dems and crooked Hillary.” No instigating North Korea. No attacking members of his own party. It was wonderful. At first the cause was a mystery, as the Twitter Government account blamed the discrepancy on “human error,” tweeting, “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.”

Regardless of the reason, the internet largely rejoiced this sole, bright spot of 2017. But then. Then! Just two hours later, Twitter posted an update:

“A Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day.” Why … Why would they even divulge this information? Why not just leave it up to human error and let it be done with? But now, they’ve opened up a whole other can of worms, as the internet is celebrating this folk hero, both championing them on the very platform they sabotaged and speculating as to his or her identity.

Here are just some of the reactions:

Trump acknowledged the rogue employee Friday morning, pondering on whether or not his tweets are finally having an “impact.”

It’s only a matter of time before this hero’s identity is revealed, stay tuned for updates.