Navy sends inadvertent tweet about Julian Assange, and Assange replies

28 December, 2017, 00:48 | Author: Greg Santos
  • Pro-Assange demonstrators in London in May. The Wikileaks boss is getting a lot of love on Twitter too

The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's account has been deleted from Twitter for unknown reasons.

It's also not even certain if Assange is aware his social media profile went down, at least for public view, as he made several posts on the platform in stride the next morning.

Another account purporting to be Assange's alternate handle claimed his page was deleted by Twitter ahead of publishing a huge new story, but there was no evidence Assange authored that message himself and the account was subsequently deleted.

Here's what a Twitter user posted on whether Assange removed his account just to "get our attention".

Assange, who's been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, uses the social media messaging service to communicate with the outside world.

A Twitter spokesperson did not answer questions asking if the account was suspended but pointed to the company's language on how users can deactivate and reactivate their own accounts.

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Did they raid him?

Do i think Julian Assange is truly gone from twitter? No.

It eventually returned without much explanation the next morning, meaning it is so far not clear if the account was purposefully suspended by Assange or Twitter, or if there was an unsuspecting glitch in the system.

Still, the internet being the internet, many speculated darkly about Assange's disappearance from one of his favorite online media.

Assange's account is back up again, though his follower count appeared to have dipped below 10,000 initially.

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