Ex-Twitter employee who deleted Trump's account speaks out

Bahtiyar Duysak, a Twitter contractor, speaks out about the "mistake" that deactivated President Donald Trump's Twitter account for 11 minutes on November 2.

A Twitter contractor admitted he "put the wheels in motion" that caused President Donald Trump's Twitter account to go offline earlier this month. Duysak was employed at Twitter through Pro Unlimited, a contracting service that provides staffing to a number of Silicon Valley companies for tasks such as content review. "But all of this, it's not my responsibility and I don't want to say something negative about Twitter because it's a great platform where all people are given the chance to share real time information".

"I didn't do anything on goal but as I said, I had a wild time in America and I was exhausted sometimes and everyone can do mistakes".

He added: 'I didn't hack anyone. "I didn't do anything that I was not authorized to do", he told the website.

He also talked about why he made a decision to come forward now. "I just want to continue an ordinary life", said Duysak. "I had to delete hundreds of friends because reporters are stalking me".

"I want to continue an ordinary life". I don't deserve to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize'.

'Donald Trump doesn't exist according to Twitter, ' wrote one, 'I was there for the great vanishing of Donald Trump's Twitter account, ' chimed another.

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

He didn't think it would actually get deactivated seeing as the company had previously defended Trump from such deactivation because they appraised the president's offensive and violent tweets as "newsworthy".

'We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again, ' the statement continued.

As Duysak explains in the interview, a lot of Twitter users were very, very angry, while others were thrilled.

He told CNNTech it was a coincidence that the error that led to Trump's account being taken offline happened on his last day. "But I think he needs to learn a little as a politician". "We are not machines - this was one of those days".

A short time later, the account page reappeared and seemed to be functioning as normal. His often-inflammatory tweets, this week forwarding anti-Muslim videos from a British far-right group, have boosted speculation that Mr Trump, as a huge driver of Twitter network traffic, is effectively exempt from the service's terms of use.

Despite what he did to the president's account, Duysak says he admires what Trump has achieved in his career.

  • Rogelio Becker