Julian Assange's official Twitter account not appearing

28 December, 2017, 00:49 | Author: Raquel Nash
  • Pro-Assange demonstrators in London in May. The Wikileaks boss is getting a lot of love on Twitter too

But his account reappeared shortly afterwards.

The first post following the hiatus was an animated depiction of Santa Claus presumably writing down WikiLeaks under the "Good" section of his "naughty list".

It accused Twitter of deleting Assange's account to silence him ahead of a major story.

His last tweet was posted on December 22 and contained the quote from Assange: "A knowledgeable public, is an empowered public, is a free public".

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Social media users also raised concerns about Assange's safety as his account went offline just days after an alleged robbery at the Madrid office of WikiLeaks lawyer Baltasar Garzon.

To add to all of the confusion, the U.S. Navy soon after reportedly tweeted "Julian Assange" because, according to the service branch, it was a trending term on Twitter and an authorized user made "an inadvertent keystroke".

The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, fighting sexual assault allegations in Sweden. However, a source who works closely with WikiLeaks told the Gateway Pundit that they were not aware of any plans for Assange to deactivate his account. There was no confirmation that Assange authored the alternative account and it was later suspended by Twitter.

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