Julian Assange's Twitter page vanishes

People speculated about why Assange’s account has disappeared and questioned why he would potentially choose to silence himself

Maya Oppenheim
Monday 25 December 2017 14:21
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Wikileaks has not commented on the fact the Australian computer programmer’s Twitter account has mysteriously disappeared
Wikileaks has not commented on the fact the Australian computer programmer’s Twitter account has mysteriously disappeared

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s Twitter account has disappeared with no indication of why it has vanished.

The only message which can be glimpsed on Assange’s official Twitter page on Monday is “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”.

It is not clear whether the social media site decided to delete the account or the 46-year-old himself made the decision to erase it.

An account which claimed it was an alternative to Assange's account said Twitter had deleted his official one prior to the bombshell story he is getting ready to unveil.

But there was no clear indication Assange was behind the alternative account and it has now been suspended from Twitter.

Wikileaks has not commented on the fact the Australian computer programmer’s Twitter account has mysteriously disappeared.

People have speculated as to why Assange’s account has vanished and questioned why he would potentially choose to silence himself.

While some of Assange’s supporters voiced anger at what they deemed to be Twitter’s censorship of free speech, others applauded the fact the account could no longer be viewed.

Gizmodo predicted Assange’s account was deleted between midnight and 1am GMT.

The Independent contacted a representative for Twitter for comment.

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