Remember the day when news broke that Donald Trump’s Twitter account has been taken down by a Twitter employee. It was around four weeks back when Bahtiyar Duyask, the man held responsible for temporarily taking down President Trump’s Twitter account for 11 minutes, did something which he describes as just a ‘human error’ during a hectic day at work.
TechCrunch reports that they tracked down the ex-Twitter employee who was responsible for the Nov. 2 mishap. The report further adds that Duyask, who is in his twenties, has Turkish roots and grew up in Germany, though had no political vendetta behind deactivation of Trump’s Twitter account.
On his last day at Twitter, Duyask says he did something that took President Trump off Twitter for nearly 11 minutes.
“I did a mistake, I confess. It’s not like I was looking for something or planning to do it. It was in front of me, and I didn’t do a good job, and I didn’t double-check things,” said Duyask.
Duyask, however, has refrained from revealing details of exactly how he took down the account, but says it was his mistake and he didn’t plan to do anything that would be deemed as illegal. He also said that he marvels at Trump’s success and did not have any political agenda.
Duyask explains that on Nov.2, the day when Donald Trump was taken off Twitter happened on his last day at the company’s HQ.
“It was a hectic day. You have a headache, you are tired. We are not machines — this was one of those days,” he said.
Duyask is back in Germany now and says he accepts it was his mistake that led to the whole fiasco. He also added that he has come forward to admit this mistake and wants to carry on with a normal life.
Nevertheless, the incident does make one ponder as to the kind access both employees and companies have towards high-profle accounts.
Nevertheless, the incident does make one ponder as to the kind access both employees and companies have towards high-profile accounts. Duyask believes he shouldn’t have been put in a situation where one error on his part could send the entire Internet into a frenzy.