Twitter has confirmed the cause of the outage and says a review is ongoing.
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Trump’s account, which has 41 million followers, was down at about 3.50 pm on Thursday, and returned by 4 pm.
The message that surfaced on Trump’s account, however, wasn’t the one that typically surfaces when an account is suspended for a terms of services violation.
Twitter initially said that the take-down was caused by “human error.”
The President had recently drawn ire for his tweets about the Manhattan terror attack. He tweeted on Wednesday that Sayfullo Saipov, the man charged with two terrorism counts in the shooting, “should get the death penalty.”
Experts have told NBC News that his tweets could make it harder for prosecutors in the case against Saipov.
In the past, campaigns have been launched for Twitter to take action against Trump’s account for apparently violating its rules.