The New York Post has dedicated Friday, November 3, 2017’s, front cover page to President Donald Trump’s personal crisis, when his Twitter account was temporarily disabled yesterday.
The front page headline reads, “@’S ALL FOLKS,” over a sulking and forlorn looking photo of President Donald Trump. In the short time he was locked out of his account and starved from the media, he managed to make the front page. The New York Post, owned by News Corp, is headed by a well known ally of President Trump in the media circle, Rupert Murdoch. The daily newspaper is known for its sometimes racy and scandalous articles.
Around 7 p.m. (EST) Thursday evening President Donald Trump was all-a-twitter without his Twitter. Anyone who wanted to tweet out to the president or read his Twitter page were greeted with the message, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”. Some tweeters speculated that perhaps with the lack of filter he has set in place, Twitter shut him down. The president is known for his colorful tweets and rants.
Originally, Twitter had reported that President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was down because of “human error”. Twitter did not initially admit that it was actually a customer support representative for Twitter, who was a little disgruntled about their last day of work and decided to take the, “You’re fired”, approach, on President Donald Trump’s Twitter account, to make a grand exit. Twitter managed to have his account back up and running within 11 minutes. Not bad when you are the President. Although Twitter may have exceeded their resolve rate on that one!
Twitter has since launched a full internal investigation and is “safeguarding” to secure against something similar happening in the future. Twitter tweeted, “We won’t be able to share all details about our internal investigation or updates to our security measures, but we take this seriously and our teams are on it.” Twitter did not comment further on what these measures might be or what it would entail.
President Donald Trump’s first tweet, after 11 minutes of withdrawal, had a lot of people wondering what he was referring to when he tweeted “I guess the word must finally be getting out and having an impact.” Could have been a symptom of being a Twitterholic. After such a famine, one is supposed to limit or ease back into things slowly.
Twitter was lit up today with concerns about security, privacy, and internal employee transgressions within the company. Although it was later clarified that the employee in question was not a full time employee of Twitter, but hired as a contractor.
Concerns were raised in the past with President Donald Trump using Twitter as his main social outlet. There have been National security issues raised around the vulnerability and security of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Advisors are concerned that it is too easy to hack into President Donald Trump’s media and personal accounts. Twitter is used as his main outlet to vent. Must have been the longest 11 minutes he has had to experience in a long time.
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