Bahtiyar Duysak: Former Twitter employee who shut Donald Trump's account finally comes forward

Former Twitter employee who shut Donald Trump's account finally comes forward

Donald Trump's Twitter account was deactivated for 11 minutes

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The former Twitter employee who closed Donald Trump's account on the social network for 11 minutes has finally revealed his identity, reports claim.

German man Bahtiyar Duysak has claimed that he shut the account on his last day working as a temporary contract worker in San Francisco.

However Twitter has not confirmed Duysak was reponsible and refused to take questions from the media on the subject, according to Reuters.

Duysak spoke to TechCrunch yesterday (November 29) and claimed he did not plan the move, but the opportunity arose at the end of his shift which happened to be his last day.

Someone had reported the account for a violation so he alleges that he then started the deactivation of the account, however it did not get removed until a few hours later.

It is not clear why the deactivation took so long, but Duysak claimed: “I didn’t hack anyone. I didn’t do anything which I wasn’t authorised to do.

“There are millions of people who would take actions against him if they had the possibility. In my case, it was just random."

The incident on November 2 caused some to worry about how much power and influence employees at social media companies possess. But Twitter has said "we have taken a number of steps to keep an incident like this from happening again."

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