NBC News has reached out to the White House to clarify if any protocols surrounding the president's use of Twitter have been changed as the result of the incident. Twitter said that the employee responsible was working their last day with the company, in the customer support sector. Twitter said in its posts that it was investigating and taking steps to prevent a recurrence of the incident but didn't give specifics.
"Social media companies have always operated on the basis that mistakes will always happen with a live, open network and can be corrected after the event in a timely and transparent way", he said. Adding - perhaps in an attempt to try and head-off questions over the situation - that the platform takes the actions of the employee "seriously" despite not being able to share details of security updates and internal investigations. Trump says the service allows him to get his message out to his supporters without the filter of the media, but it's also allowed him to circumvent his own staff.
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Federal prosecutors said Saipov was "consumed by hate and a twisted ideology" when he attacked. Lyft, for which Loomer also drove, confirmed they deactivated her account to both outlets.
"My Twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes by a rogue employee", Mr Trump wrote. Twitter's rules let the company suspend accounts for violent threats, gender-based attacks and other forms of abuse and harassment. "I guess the word must finally be getting out-and having an impact", Trump tweeted on Friday. "The tweets speak for themselves", is a common refrain from staff unable or unwilling to explain the president's comments. Twitter has also faced outcry when it temporarily suspended actress Rose McGowan's account while she was speaking out against Harvey Weinstein. The worker was reportedly a contractor, and not directly employed by Twitter, The New York Times reported.
Trump's personal account been the subject of multiple protests, particularly since he became president.
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Facebook, Twitter and other companies outsource content review to third-party services like ProUnlimited and Cognizant, which are essentially internet call centers staffed with hundreds of workers who deal with customer service issues. "Among the considerations is "newsworthiness" and whether a tweet is of public interest". The account was deactivated for 11 minutes.
Just days earlier, the company had shut down the personal account of a close Trump ally, Roger Stone, after a profanity-laced tirade insulting journalists. "The nature of social media, particularly Twitter, is that there are so many feeds and so many sources that one single tweet, even one from the President of the United States, can always be balanced by other inputs".
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Free speech advocates have said that it's better to keep Trump on the platform, and it should not be up to private companies to decide whether the president has a voice there.