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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange's Twitter account briefly disappears

In November, United States President Donald Trump's account was briefly deactivated by a rogue employee on his last day of work

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Julian Assange, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks speaks via video link during a press conference on the occasion of the ten year anniversary celebration of WikiLeaks in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Reuters
Julian Assange, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks speaks via video link during a press conference on the occasion of the ten year anniversary celebration of WikiLeaks in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Reuters

founder Julian Assange's account had disappeared for a while; however, the account reappeared shortly.

Assange's handle @JulianAssange, while the account was gone, resulted in, "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!".

It's unclear if the account was suspended by or deactivated by Assange himself.

An account, which claimed to be Assange's alternative account, stated that had deleted his official one ahead of a 'bombshell' story he's preparing to break, reported the Independent.

However, there was no clear sign that the 46-year-old Assange was behind the alternative account and it was also later suspended by

The Australian computer programmer's brief disappearance received mixed responses from the public.

While some of Assange's supporters expressed anger for they believed it to be 'Twitter's censorship of free speech', others hailed that the account 'could no longer be viewed', the report said.

In November, United States President Donald Trump's account was briefly deactivated by a rogue employee on his last day of work, who later said the whole situation was a mistake.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, December 26 2017. 13:49 IST
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