Julian Assange's Twitter Account Mysteriously Disappears, Then Reappears

28 December, 2017, 00:51 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • Julian Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on 19 May

But his account reappeared shortly afterwards.

Users searching for his account this morning are met with an error page, indicating that the Wikileaks founder's account has either been user-deleted, or suspended or banned by Twitter itself.

Then at 1.5am (AEDT), he popped up again with a tweet showing a cartoon of Santa making a Wikileaks "good or bad" list.

WikiLeaks also responded to the U.S. Navy tweet.

However, Assange's previous Tweets - and habit of posting personal information about individuals - might've caused him to run afoul of Twitter's regulations. There was no confirmation that Assange was authoring that alternative account - and that account has now been suspended by Twitter.

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It accused Twitter of deleting Assange's account to silence him ahead of a major story.

However, some users speculated that Assange was taken out by Twitter as part of the social media platform's recent purge of inflammatory posters, many on the far right, the report added.

The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, fighting sexual assault allegations in Sweden.

Julian Assange's Twitter account is missing. However, a source who works closely with WikiLeaks told the Gateway Pundit that they were not aware of any plans for Assange to deactivate his account.

Do i think Julian Assange is truly gone from twitter? No. Several users said Assange deleted his account, but some thought the account was suspended by Twitter.


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