Julian Assange's Twitter Account Again Available Hours After Being Deleted

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And while the internet was rife with conspiracy theories about Twitter disabling the account, it initially appeared that the account was disabled externally between midnight and 1 a.m. GMT, according to Gizmodo.

Others were hesitant to believe Assange is actually the one controlling his account upon its return, with many pointing out a decrease in followers.

The big mystery may be that Assange (or whomever else has the keys to his account) accidentally clicked something and didn't realize it until later.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's official Twitter account has disappeared from the platform. In the meantime, consider it an early Christmas present.

The Washington Examiner reported the account went down late Sunday evening, but it was not clear whether it was delayed or removed by Twitter.

Hours after the break-in, Assange called a Jimmy Dore video "Brilliant" which prominently features Assange's interview with a Dutch television host in which the WikiLeaks founder used sign language to indicate slain Democratic National Committee (DNC) Seth Rich was his source.

Camera IconJulian Assange, pictured in the window of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London where he has taken political asylum since 2012.

While the account was offline, anyone who tried to reach Assange's page received an error message from Twitter.

Neither Twitter nor Assange has commented on the matter, though the 46-year-old has already tweeted several times since his return to the network - mostly soliciting donations.

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