Julian Assange's Twitter account has vanished

Erica Roy
December 28, 2017

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange's Twitter account mysteriously and inexplicably disappeared from the platform Sunday night on Christmas Eve.

To add to all of the confusion, the U.S. Navy soon after reportedly tweeted "Julian Assange" because, according to the service branch, it was a trending term on Twitter and an authorized user made "an inadvertent keystroke".

Assange's account then went up again, and the first thing to come out of it was a cartoon of Santa Claus looking at the Wikileaks page while making a list of Good and Bad.

The post was a quote from Assange himself, which read: "A knowledgeable public, is an empowered public, is a free public".

Assange has been holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, when he sought refuge there to avoid extradition to Sweden on rape charges, which were eventually dropped.

An alternative account purporting to belong to Assange claimed Twitter deleted the account as he prepared to break a blockbuster story.

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This is all the more puzzling since the main Wikileaks Twitter account were up, as usual, having new posts since Friday, Dec. 22.

Who has the resources to hack him?

Julian Assange may not be home for Christmas but he did make it back to Twitter.

But there was no evidence Assange was behind that account and it has since been suspended by Twitter.

The official Wikileaks Twitter account, which in the past has appeared to be directly controlled by Assange, is still up and running.

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