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Julian Assange's Twitter account mysteriously disappears

28 December 2017

Even weirder, the amount of followers of the account abruptly and significantly dropped upon reappearing, according to TechCrunch.

The Twitter account of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has re-appeared after mysteriously disappearing Monday morning.

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.

His last tweet was posted on December 22 and contained the quote from Assange: "A knowledgeable public, is an empowered public, is a free public".

The official account of the US Navy posted a tweet that just said "Julian Assange" late on Christmas night.

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

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Image screenshot wayback machine

Despite Assange's prolific tweeting, and copycats using his picture, Twitter refused to grant the Australian the blue check-mark it uses on "verified" accounts.

Gizmodo reported that Assange's Twitter account was likely deleted between midnight and 1am GMT.

The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, fighting sexual assault allegations in Sweden. A similar incident happened last November when US President Donald Trump's Twitter account also momentarily vanished.

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"It appears Julian Assange's wasn't suspended by twitter but was hacked and deleted", one Twitter user wrote, but no evidence was supplied to back the claim.

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Julian Assange's Twitter account mysteriously disappears