A German man has come forward as the former Twitter Inc employee who shut down the account of U.S. President Donald Trump for 11 minutes this month on his last day of work at the social network.
The technology news website TechCrunch published an interview on Wednesday with Bahtiyar Duysak, whom it called a 20-something with Turkish roots who was born and raised in Germany.
The website said he was a temporary contract worker in San Francisco for Twitter.
Duysak, who had not previously been identified as the person behind the takedown, told TechCrunch that he considered Trump’s temporary silencing a “mistake” and never thought the account would get deactivated.
He said it was not a planned act.
Rather, he said, the chance to shut the account fell into his lap near the end of his scheduled final shift, and he decided to take it.
“There are millions of people who…
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