Published: Fri, December 01, 2017
World | By Melba Underwood

Cal State Hayward graduate who 'admires' Trump deactivated president's account by 'mistake'

Cal State Hayward graduate who 'admires' Trump deactivated president's account by 'mistake'

Bahtiyar Duysak, a third-party contract employee who worked for Twitter's Trust and Safety operations team in the San Francisco area, was the one who deactivated Trump's Twitter account for 11 minutes, according to a report from BuzzFeed.

Trump's account came Duysak's way after it was reported to Twitter by another user, and through a little technical fumbling he accidentally knocked the account offline, rather than deliberately silence Trump's tosspot tweeting. It's not really clear, for instance, why Duysak triggered the process to deactivate Trump's account if he didn't believe it would actually do anything.

"I didn't hack anyone. I didn't do anything that I was not authorised to do", he told website TechCrunch.

When asked about people's reactions calling him a hero, he said: '[The Nobel Peace Prize] should be accepted by the one who deserves it.

The incident on November 2 caused some to worry about how much power and influence employees at social media companies possess.

"We have taken a number of steps to keep an incident like this from happening again", the spokesperson said.

Duysak said that he is unhappy about the notoriety he has gained since November 2. The microblogging service said it was the action of a customer support employee on his last day at work.

The former Twitter contractor who shut off President Donald Trump¿s account for 11 minutes on his last day at work earlier this month insisted on Wednesday that it was an accident
This is the man who deleted Donald Trump's Twitter account on his last day at work

Twitter would not confirm to TechCrunch Duysak's identity. I want to continue an ordinary life.

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey said procedures had been reviewed to prevent such lapses in the future. "I didn't do anything that I was not authorized to do", he said.

'We won't be able to share all details about our internal investigation or updates to our security measures, but we take this seriously and our teams are on it'. He said that the clause about newsworthiness, which was not publicly known until Twitter made it so, was one of those gaps.

He told CNNTech it was a coincidence that the error that led to Trump's account being taken offline happened on his last day. He was leaving his position to go back to his home in Germany.

"Even if it was on goal, it still shouldn't have taken place. because of internal regulations at the company", he said.

Despite what he did to the president's account, Duysak says he admires what Trump has achieved in his career. "I guess the word must finally be getting out - and having an impact". I had to delete so many pictures. "There are little probabilities that occur and you're in the spotlight".

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