Twitter adds safeguards after Trump's account is taken down

Twitter says it added safeguards to prevent security lapses after worker deactivates Trump’s account for 11 minutes.

Elad Benari, Canada,


Twitter said Friday it has added safeguards to prevent security lapses such as the one that allowed a worker to deactivate U.S. President Donald Trump’s account for 11 minutes, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Twitter blamed Thursday's incident on a customer-support employee on his or her last day of work at the company after earlier blaming it on “human error.”

Twitter provided no details of the new measures, and added no new information about how the incident unfolded.

“We have implemented safeguards to prevent this from happening again,” the company said, adding, “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.”

Trump regularly uses Twitter to get across information that the mainstream media does not. He often uses the Twitter account to criticize his opponents and has been criticized for some tweets that are viewed as not politically correct.

The president acknowledged the incident on Friday, tweeting, “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.”

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