An anonymous customer support employee at Twitter made the most of their last day Thursday and did what every Twitter employee should do as often as humanly possible: They deactivated Donald Trump’s account. Are you that anonymous patriot? Do you have any idea who that anonymous patriot is? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
For those who didn’t hear the details, around 7 p.m. ET, Trump’s account disappeared for a solid 11 minutes. Twitter was quick to blame the incident on “human error.”
It was not human error, and Twitter later corrected itself.
It was the work of a hero with nothing to lose. And, friend, we’d love to talk.
So if this former employee is you ― or if you know anything about who it might be ― there are a few different ways you can reach out. You can shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and if you’d like to encrypt that email, you can find my PGP key here. You can also ask me for my number if you’d prefer to talk over Signal. If you’d like to be extra careful, you can learn how to reach out through SecureDrop here. We can’t wait to hear from you.