Twitter was full of conspiracy theories on Saturday after the twitter account of Sean Hannity was shut down. Was it the “deep state” in a panic or did someone hack the account? Well, twitter was no help because they didn’t release a statement but only said the account was “briefly compromised”. Huh? The twitter representative used the word “briefly” but the account was down for hours…and how was the account compromised? A rogue employee, a hacker?
WAS A ROGUE EMPLOYEE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR SEAN HANNITY’S TWITTER ACCOUNT BEING SHUT DOWN?
New York Post reports:
After the Fox News star’s verified account posted a message that simply and cryptically said “Form Submission 1649,” visitors to Hannity’s page said they were getting a “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist” error message. By the time Hannity’s account was back up later in the morning, speculation was rampant about the mysterious disappearance.
Fox News referred questions to Twitter.
“While we normally do not discuss individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons, we have permission from the account owner to confirm that account was briefly compromised,” a Twitter spokesperson said in an email. They did not realize any further information.
Some blamed shadowy “deep state” government figures looking to take down Hannity, who is a big supporter of President Donald Trump.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange also took to Twitter to observe how Hannity had his account “mysteriously disappear.”
Other users were rooting for the theory that a rogue Twitter employee was behind the deactivation. That was Twitter’s explanation for an 11-minute outage that took down Trump’s twitter account in November.