Departing Twitter employee deactivates Donald Trump's account

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@DavidJollyFLJust gonna say it, the employee at Twitter who shut off Trump's account for 11mins could become a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The person at Twitter who temporarily deleted President Trump's account wasn't a full-timer.

The rogue Twitter employee hailed as a social media hero for shutting down the President's account was hired as a contract worker, according to new reports.

The employee's bold move sparked a flurry of praise from fellow Twitterati, with many suggesting the disgruntled employee should should be in line for a hefty bonus.

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But by 7 p.m., Twitter had learned that a customer support employee, on their last day of work, pulled the stunt.

Mr. Trump uses his account, which has more than 41 million followers, as a mouthpiece for the US presidency.

"We are conducting a full internal review", it said on the official Twitter Government account.

A spokesman for the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Trump has often stirred up controversy with his tweets, making straightforward remarks or announcing domestic and foreign policies, which were rare among former presidents.

█ My Twitter account was taken down for 11minutes by a rogue employee.

"We have implemented safeguards to prevent this from happening again", Twitter said in a statement.

After the account was restored Trump did not tweet about the vanishing act, but made several posts on other topics.

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