Former Twitter employee speaks out after taking down Pres. Trump's account

Posted Декабря 01, 2017

Bahtiyar Duysak, a twentysomething German with Turkish roots, was a customer support contractor dealing with complaints of posts that violate Twitter's terms of use.

Trump was not happy to have his favorite platform taken away.

In my opinion it was definitely a mistake.

He added, "If I am involved in this, then I really apologize if I hurt anyone". I didn't do anything on goal.

As for why Duysak deactivated Trump's Twitter account, he said that it was all a "mistake". Duysak told TechCrunch that the deactivation was not an intentional move as previously insinuated by the company, but an accident that happened to occur on his last day on the team.

Twitter - where Duysak worked as a contractor, according to BuzzFeed News and CNNMoney - quickly explained what happened in a series of tweets. "At the same time, I'm not a rogue person". "I was exhausted sometimes".

"I didn't hack anyone". "I didn't go to any site I was not supposed to go to". I didn't do anything which I wasn't authorised to do. The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored.

He said that since his last day at Twitter, he has been hounded by the press.

Not only does Duysak have connections to the Muslim community, he's also a true global citizen, a product and beneficiary of globalization. "I didn't break any rules", said Duysak. "I don't want to flee from the media", he told TechCrunch.

Since then journalists who suspected he was the employee responsible have been combing through his life trying to reach him, contacting everyone and anyone from his college friends to his family trying to speak to him, he said. I want to speak to my friends. I had to delete so many pictures and I just want to continue ordinary life'. So there are millions of people who would take actions against him if they had the possibility.

On his last day at Twitter, Nov. 2, someone reported Trump's account to him, and he decided in a "throwaway gesture", TechCrunch described, to "put the wheels in motion to deactivate it".

He also told CNNMoney that, even if he deactivated Trump's account on objective, "it still shouldn't have taken place ... because of internal regulations at the company". Twitter says it won't comment on a former employee, but says it has taken steps to keep something like this from happening again. We won't be able to share all details about our internal investigation or updates to our security measures, but we take this seriously and our teams are on it.

Just before 7pm EDT, visitors to the 45th President's Twitter profile were greeted with both a frustrating and confusing message: 'Sorry, that page doesn't exist!