The Internet held hands Thursday evening when Donald Trump’s Twitter account appeared to have been removed. Did the social media gods hear us? Did he finally put his phone down? WAS THIS THE START OF HIS IMPEACHMENT!?
It was none of that.
As it turns out, @realDonaldTrump was “inadvertently” deactivated by “human error” by a Twitter employee, and the account was restored just 11 minutes later. “We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again,” Twitter Government tweeted at 8:05 p.m. EST. Considering it was this particular employee’s last day on the job, however, we question how “inadvertent” this “human error” actually was.
Brianna Brochu—the ex-University of Hartford student who was arrested for criminal mischief after methodically poisoning her Black roommate—is scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court on November 15 as she faces a hate crime charge. According to the The Hartford Courant, police are also “reviewing the entire case to ensure the proper procedures were followed.”
According to New Now Next, Candace Towns, who was found shot to death in Macon, Ga. on Tuesday, is the 25th transgender person murdered in the U.S. this year. “The 30-year-old had been reported missing since Saturday and was found shot to death by police three days later,” New Now Next reports. 2017 is reportedly recorded as the deadliest year for transgender Americans. The majority of those killed, including Towns, have been Black and brown women.
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