Julian Assange's Twitter account reappears after mysterious absence

Dec 26, 2017, 00:52

The WikiLeaks founder has tweeted two times since his account came back online, though neither one addresses the reason for the disappearance. There's no mention of what might've happened to Assange's account on the Wikileaks account.

Several users said Assange deleted his account, but some thought the account was suspended by Twitter.

The big mystery may be that Assange (or whomever else has the keys to his account) accidentally clicked something and didn't realize it until later.

It wasn't clear whether Twitter suspended Assange's account or whether the serial leaker deleted it himself.

"#JulianAssange has been deleted off of twitter".

The controversial WikiLeaks founder's account mysteriously went dark early Christmas morning.

According to the Wayback Machine internet archive, Assange's most recent tweet is from Friday.

Camera IconJulian Assange, pictured in the window of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London where he has taken political asylum since 2012.

A statement from WikiLeaks pointed out some "oddities" from the social media platform and the US Navy, but noted that apart from increased surveillance at the Ecuadorian embassy, the 46-year-old Australian was fine.

While the account was offline, anyone who tried to reach Assange's page received an error message from Twitter. The whistleblowing site has also confirmed that Assange is safe and well, despite some Twitter "oddities".

Twitter has not yet commented on the situation.

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