What Happened To Julian Assange's Twitter Account? Social Media Confused

28 December, 2017, 00:50 | Author: Ruben Patrick
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Even weirder, the amount of followers of the account abruptly and significantly dropped upon reappearing, according to TechCrunch.

Julian Assange's Twitter account was the subject of speculation and conspiracy theories Christmas day.

Assange joined Twitter in February this year and has been a fairly active user.

Assange followed up with a promotional tweet, and a cute corgi, linking it to WikiLeak's donation page.

WikiLeaks also posted a screenshot of the US Navy's since-deleted tweet which read "Julian Assange" in quotation marks.

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It accused Twitter of deleting Assange's account to silence him ahead of a major story.

The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, fighting sexual assault allegations in Sweden.

It's been a unusual Christmas for media outlets who have been following Assange's social media posts, as his official Twitter account suddenly went off the air late Sunday night, on December 24, according to The Daily Beast. While some of Assange's die-hard supporters are outraged by what they consider to be Twitter's censorship of free speech, others are celebrating the account's disappearance.

Assange's account posted the following image of Santa Claus on Monday morning without explaining the brief absence.

"It appears Julian Assange's wasn't suspended by twitter but was hacked and deleted", one Twitter user wrote, but no evidence was supplied to back the claim.

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