President Trump's infamous Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump went briefly offline on Thursday, setting forth a wave of confusion and emotions.
Trump's Twitter account appears to be down. pic.twitter.com/VLNfnGcz6H
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 2, 2017
If Trump's Twitter is down, does this technically mean he's no longer POTUS?
I mean, it's the only part of the job he pays attention to.
— John Schindler (@20committee) November 2, 2017
But then he was back! The outage lasted just minutes.
Here's what Twitter said about the incident:
Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee. The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored. We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again.
— Twitter Government (@TwitterGov) November 3, 2017
Trump’s Twitter account has been under scrutiny, not only because he’s the U.S. President, but because he uses it a lot. He’s tweeted over 36,000 times and it’s often stirred up controversy.
Some have questioned whether his threatening tweets to North Korea were at odds with Twitter’s terms and conditions.
This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.