Man who deactivated Trump’s Twitter account thought it wouldn’t actually work

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The identity of the Twitter employee who briefly deactivated Donald Trump’s Twitter account is no longer a secret.

The former Twitter employee has finally come forward to share his perspective on what happened that day. Speaking to TechCrunch, Bahtiyar Duysak, who worked as a contractor at Twitter’s San Francisco HQ, says he now thinks his actions were a “mistake.” 

More surprising, though, he says he didn’t think his actions would actually result in Trump’s account being deactivated.

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While Duysak, a German national, doesn’t offer much explanation about why he chose to remove the account in the final minutes of his job at Twitter, he apparently thought Trump’s twitter was “was essentially protected from being deactivated over Terms of Service violations.” Read more…

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