Julian Assange’s Twitter account goes offline, returns
It’s a Christmas miracle of types. Julian Assange’s Twitter account disappeared from the location, returned, and now there’s a bouncing child Corgi up high. The account seems to have gone offline round 7:00/eight:00PM ET on Christmas Eve, a silent night time for the Wikileaks founder.
Makes an attempt to entry the web page in a single day have been met with a “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” message. The positioning’s official account, in the meantime, stayed on-line, with a number of of its most up-to-date posts soliciting donations.
As of 10AM ET this morning, Assange’s account is again up — although at current, his follower rely has dipped precipitously, dropping beneath 10,00zero.
Round half an hour after going again on-line, the newly restored account posted one other donation solicitation, this time with a brief video of an excited Corgi. Neither accounts have addressed the a number of hours of downtime. We’ve reached out to Twitter in regards to the incident, however unsurprisingly have but to listen to again — Christmas morning and all.
Assange’s account was down lengthy sufficient to attract deal hypothesis that it might have been pulled for a particular cause. CBS information experiences that one other unverified account claiming to be Assange popped up in his absence, suggesting the unique had been pulled forward of a blockbuster Wikileaks launch. That one, nevertheless, has since been suspended by the service.
If it was, certainly, an imposter, it might hardly be the primary time somebody made waves pretending to be Assange on the social community. And, after all, that is hardly the primary time a excessive profile political account disappeared from the location with out clarification this yr.
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