The modern-day hero who deactivated Trump's Twitter account has been revealed

You may recall that on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, the cantankerous Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump was deactivated for 11 blissful minutes by a departing employee on their last day of work.

Duysak managed to knock Trump off Twitter for 11 minutes, giving so-called liberal snowflakes a reprieve from his nonsense tweets about fake news, utterly unfounded claims, and pretty much unveiled support for right-wing nutters. TechCrunch says he told the publication he didn't believe the account would actually be deactivated. "I don't want to flee from the media", Duysak said.

"I didn't do anything on objective but as I said, I had a wild time in America and I was exhausted sometimes and everyone can do mistakes". I didn't do anything which I wasn't authorized to do.

He also talked about why he chose to come forward now. "I just want to continue an ordinary life".

"The last time I spoke with Bahtiyar six months ago over WhatsApp, he seemed like he was planning to go back to Europe", the friend said.

He said he's not a "rogue person" and now just wants to put the incident behind him and move on. He also insists he does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.

After a brief investigation Twitter owned up and took responsibility for the outage.

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Twitter declined TechCrunch's inquiries to speak about the details surrounding the mishap or to confirm Duysak's identity. We have taken a number of steps to keep an incident like this from happening again.

We were wrong, as it was unveiled that the "error" had in fact been caused by a contractor on his last day.

Duysak said he worked at Twitter through a contracting company called Pro Unlimited.

So, sadly, the idea that Twitter has an internal group of people quietly trying to tackle the spread of reckless hate and bile is not one we can entertain anymore. His government account remained active throughout. His often-inflammatory tweets, this week forwarding anti-Muslim videos from a British far-right group, have boosted speculation that Mr Trump, as a huge driver of Twitter network traffic, is effectively exempt from the service's terms of use.

Trump's account came his way because it had been a reported by another user, he said.

The President's account, which has nearly 42 million followers has proved to be a vital tool in the way Mr Trump communicates to the outside work, it being the main channel of communication he uses to disseminate statements and attack his critics.

  • Adam Floyd