Photo Credit: Screenshot of Twitter Government Tweet @TwitterGov

On November 2, 2017 at about 8:05 PM, Twitter Government Tweeted, “Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee. The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored. We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again.”

Photo Credit: Twitter Screen Shot of Twitter Government @TwitterGov

Later that same day at 10:00 PM, Twitter Government @TwitterGov Tweeted, “Through our investigation we have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day. We are conducting a full internal review.”

Photo Credit: Screenshot of Twitter Government Tweet @TwitterGov

The President Tweeted on his account, @RealDonaldTrump “My Twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes by a rogue employee. I guess the word must finally be getting out-and having an impact.”

Photo Credit: President Donald Trump’s Tweet on Twitter

At the writing of this story, I reached out to Twitter for comment. Twitter has not returned answers to my questions. I Tweeted to @TwitterGov and @Twitter the following questions, “What will be done with employee who took @realdonaldtrump acct down? Prosecution? Civil suit? Will there be a consequence?”

Photo Credit: Screen Shot of Joseph T. Lee’s Tweet
Photo Credit: Screen Shot of Joseph T. Lee’s Tweet

What are your thoughts on this outage? Was this truly a rogue employee or was it an honest mistake? Please comment.


Joseph T. Lee, © November 3rd, 2017, The Lantern & Shield Times LLC.

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Joseph Lee is an entrepreneur who owns a “Christ Centered” business as well as he is involved in Marketplace Evangelism & Discipleship. He most recently graduated from Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity with a Masters in Christian Ministry. His focus was Pastoral Ministries. He will continue to work as a co-vocational pastor/businessman in the corporate world. In previous professions, Joseph was in law enforcement and was almost killed in the line of duty. It was then that he realized that God had spared his life and he was being called into the ministry. Joseph has also been involved in a music ministry and co-produced his solo album called “Shield of Faith” which is offered on iTunes. He also has a diverse background in acting and has appeared in a major motion picture as well as on several television shows on the Discovery Channel. God has changed his life in a way that he is on fire for Christ and shares the Gospel with all who are lost without hope. It is only through his faith in God and Christ that he is pursuing co-vocational ministry in the marketplace. Joseph is the Managing Partner, an Editor, and a Contributor for The Lantern & Shield Times for Faith and other news stories.

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