Trump’s Twitter Account Deactivated By Employee Leaving Company, Restored After Brief InterruptionUS President Donald Trump’s @realdonaldtrump Twitter account (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images

United States President Donald Trump's personal Twitter account was deactivated by a Twitter Inc employee who was leaving the company on Thursday, but is now back up and running, Reuters has reported.

Shortly before 7 pm (local time) yesterday, social media reports surfaced that the president's account, @RealDonaldTrump, was unavailable, providing the error message that the user "does not exist."

The account was unavailable for 11 minutes before it was restored, the social media company has said in a statement.

“We have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer-support employee who did this on the employee’s last day. We are conducting a full internal review,” the company said in a tweet, adding that a dedicated team is investigating the issue and is taking steps to “prevent this from happening again".

Left-wing activists in the US have repeatedly urged Twitter to ban Trump from the social media platform, saying he uses it to launch offensive attacks on others.

With inputs from PTI

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