Not all heroes wear capes and not all gifts come on Christmas. On Thursday, a cape-less hero gave the country — and the world — a present on their last day of working for Twitter.
This gift came in the form of an account suspension for someone who has been tweeting a little too much: the President of the United States.
For 11 minutes on Thursday, President Donald Trump was unable tweet because his account was down.
According to a former senior employee, "a lot" of employees have the ability to suspend a user's account.
"It's one click if you have the rights to access the tool," the person told Buzzfeed News.
The former employee also said Twitter was aware that its suspension permissions could be abused; however, they have not put "special protections" in place yet.
"There was discussion that for verified accounts or high profile ones, there'd be special protections (i.e. "2 keys") but it was never implemented," the person told Buzzfeed.
No one is quite sure what "word" or "impact" Trump is talking about.
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