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>> He's the man who silenced Donald Trump for 11 minutes. But former Twitter employee, Bahtiyar Duysak, claims he deactivated the US President's account last month by mistake. He says he wasn't paying attention when a complaint came in about an account an hour before the end of his last day at the San Francisco based company.
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>> So I just treated him as an ordinary account. I should have double-checked things, which I didn't do due to the hectic and tiredness of my last day. Obviously, I clicked a few wrong things, which I shouldn't have done.>> Those wrong clicks caused a media sensation. Twitter quickly blamed a customer support employee on their last day at work, and said it has taken steps to prevent such an incident happening again.
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Trump, who has 44 million Twitter followers, blamed a rogue employee. It may have been a mistake, but Duysak believes some of the President's recent tweets are a breach of Twitter's rules.>> Yeah, his re-tweets of, for example, right-wing groups in England, or some videos with violence in some Dutch villages are definitely spreading hatred.
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>> Twitter said it had nothing more to say, and the White House did not respond to a request for comment. Following the incident, Duysak headed home to Germany, he says he is now fighting attempts by some US news organizations to cast him in a negative light. And he says he has apologized to and made peace with Twitter.