07052020Headline:

Bahtiyar Duysak was the guy Man who deleted Trump’s Twitter account

Man who deleted Trump’s Twitter account reveals himself

 

Pakistan Press Club – New York

 

A 20-something German citizen tells TechCrunch the act was a mistake and he didn’t expect the account to be deactivated.

The contractor who deactivated President Donald Trump’s Twitter account earlier this month has revealed himself and calls the move a mistake.

Twitter had declined to identify the man, but TechCrunch reported Wednesday that he is Bahtiyar Duysak, a 20-something German citizen of Turkish decent. Duysak worked in customer support with the Trust & Safety division, the team that reviews alerts of bad behavior on the platform, TechCrunch said.

Duysak told TechCrunch he was near the end of his last day working for Twitter when an alert came in about Trump’s account. As a parting gesture, he started the process of deactivating the account and then headed for the exit.

He didn’t expect the process to actually be completed, he said, but it was. For about 11 minutes on the afternoon of Nov. 2, visitors to Trump’s account found a message saying the page didn’t exist. Twitter initially said the account had been “inadvertently deactivated due to human error” but later placed the blame on a customer service employee who was working a final shift at the company.

Duysak called the move a mistake and suggested a “number of coincidences” might also have played a role, though he didn’t describe those coincidences.

“I had a wild time in America,” Duysak said. “I was tired sometimes. And everyone can do mistakes. I did a mistake.”

After the incident, questions lingered about how the employee had that level of access to be able to delete an account, or what other sorts of tampering might be possible. Buzzfeed News cited a “former senior employee” of Twitter describing relatively easy access to certain account controls. The New York Times said that while “hundreds of employees” can take actions such as disabling accounts, customer service workers cannot access direct messages or tweet through other people’s accounts.

“I didn’t hack anyone,” Duysak goes on to say. “I didn’t do anything that I wasn’t authorized to do.”

Twitter declined to confirm whether Duysak was responsible for the deletion but said the company has “taken a number of steps to keep an incident like this from happening again.”

 

What Next?

Related Articles

9 Responses to "Bahtiyar Duysak was the guy Man who deleted Trump’s Twitter account"

  1. Just wish to say your article is as surprising. The clearness in your post is simply great and i can assume you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the enjoyable work.

  2. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You definitely know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something informative to read?

  3. DreamProxies.com – 100 all the best private proxies utilizing giant savings + Ultra rapid procurator serrvers!

  4. Karma Servis says:

    This page truly has all the info I wanted concerning this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  5. Like!! I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your information. The article has truly peaked my interest.

  6. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles.

  7. I quite like reading an article that can make men and women think. Also, thanks for allowing for me to comment!

  8. SMS says:

    Very good article! We are linking to this particularly great content on our site. Keep up the great writing.

  9. Today, I went to the beach front with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

Leave a Reply

Submit Comment