Twitter takes security measures after 'rogue' employee disables Donald Trump's account

People Are Calling a Rogue Twitter Employee Who Deactivated Trump's Account a Hero

Twitter said Friday that it had implemented new safeguards to prevent President Trump's personal account from being disabled again after the account briefly went dark the night before.

And while the former employee still hasn't stepped forward or been named, The New York Times reported Friday that the person was not full time and was a customer support contractor at Twitter. In an earlier statement, the social network said it was "taking steps to prevent this from happening again". Adding - perhaps in an attempt to try and head-off questions over the situation - that the platform takes the actions of the employee "seriously" despite not being able to share details of security updates and internal investigations.

The hearings have also helped to increase scrutiny on how technology companies handle the information they are given by users.

"It is shocking that some random Twitter employee could shut down the President's account".

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Trump, who has almost 42 million Twitter followers, responded to the temporary loss of his account by boasting about his wide reach on the service.

Twitter declined to comment on its rules around which types of employees have the power to suspend accounts, or about whether the customer service employee may have violated those rules. That employee has not been named and it's not clear what kind of access he or she had to the president's account. Some Twitter users blocked by the account have sued in court, demanding access to the account's tweets, which have been deemed official public statements. "I guess the word must finally be getting out-and having an impact".

Trump was back on Twitter soon after the account was restored, and the employee did not send or alter any tweets.

According to the Times, and another report in The Verge, the widely available access to internal tools for handling customer accounts has been a longstanding concern among Twitter employees.

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Just days earlier, the company had shut down the personal account of a close Trump ally, Roger Stone, after a profanity-laced tirade insulting journalists.

Facebook, Twitter and other companies outsource content review to third-party services like ProUnlimited and Cognizant, which are essentially internet call centers staffed with hundreds of workers who deal with customer service issues.

"In all seriousness: We need accountability for social media sites", Ken Meyer, who served as digital director for former Vice President Joe Biden, tweeted.

Free speech advocates have said that it's better to keep Trump on the platform, and it should not be up to private companies to decide whether the president has a voice there.

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