Donald Trump’s Twitter account was deactivated by a company employee and was down for 11 minutes before it was restored, Twitter said.
Twitter blamed a customer-support employee “who did this on the employee’s last day”.
The internet was seized by a brief spell of panic just before 11pm on Thursday, when the US President’s account disappeared suddenly and without explanation.
Mr Trump has 41.7 million followers on Twitter and makes extensive use of it for everything from promoting his policies to attacking his opponents.
While the account was down, a search for @realDonaldTrump returned only a blue background and the line “sorry that page does not exist”.
Source: Sky News