Trump's Twitter Account Deactivated by Employee on his Last Day of Work. Here's the Bigger Problem.
Leftists are always "joking" about banning Donald Trump from Twitter. Today, someone's genie lamp rub came true. Was it you, Kevin Spacey? Maybe if the lap was shaped like a dick. Because for a little over ten minutes on Thursday, Trump's account was deactivated. Purely a tech error, right?
You would think so, but according to Twitter, a "customer support" employee did it on his last day of work.
Through our investigation we have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on… https://t.co/19oVsYAN2t— TwitterGov (@TwitterGov)1509674428.0
Sounds about right. Who here doesn't want to leave their job in a blaze of glory? In this guy's case, "I deactivated POTUS."
More seriously, random employees in customer support have easy access to the leader of the free world's Twitter account? Think about that. So easy that they, apparently, can just deactivate his account to RESIST ALL THE TRUMP THINGS!
Blake Hounshell, editor-in-chief of POLITICO Magazine, is as unamused as the rest of us.
It is shocking that some random Twitter employee could shut down the president's account. What if they instead had tweeted fake messages?— Blake News (@Blake News)1509677446.0
Seriously, what if this person had tweeted about a fictional nuclear strike on North Korea? https://t.co/TcvpXqXk42— Blake News (@Blake News)1509677638.0
Also unamused will be Donald Trump. Imagine his reaction when he wakes up to see Fox & Friends talking about this. He'll quickly grab his phone. What kinds of punctuation will follow what kind of adjectives today?
Yesterday we learned Twitter hid anti-Hillary tweets during the election. Today, a Twitter employee deactivated POTUS. Does the company want to have the government regulate them as a public utility? Because chicanery like this is how you get the government regulating you as a public utility.
Now we're no longer talking about a tech company with a bitter partisan bias. Now we're talking about national security measures.