• News
  • World Media

Wikileaks boss Julian Assange 'deletes Twitter account on Christmas Day

Wikileaks boss Julian Assange 'deletes Twitter account on Christmas Day

Julian Assange's Twitter account was the subject of speculation and conspiracy theories Christmas day.

It's still unclear what exactly happened to Assange's Twitter account, and it's absence prompted some to speculate that he was being silenced by the social media platform. Assange's last tweet on December 22 was, "A knowledgeable public, is an empowered public, is a free public". Assange can nearly certainly avail himself of several other social media accounts: @WikiLeaks, and those of the cat who keeps him company in his embassy exile, @EmbassyCat and on Instagram.

"This morning, an inadvertent keystroke by an authorized user of the U.S. Navy Office of Information's Digital Media engagement team caused the trending term "Julian Assange" to be tweeted from the Navy's official Twitter account", they wrote.

Assange sought asylum in the embassy in June 2012 to escape rape charges in Sweden, which he has denied.

Others, however, were more buoyant following Assange's online disappearance.




Assange launched the WikiLeaks website in 2006.

It's a Christmas miracle of sorts. It was not clear if the account was actually being run by Assange.

Camera IconPro-Assange demonstrators in London in May.

Neither Twitter or Mr. Assnage have offered an official explanation for the deleted account. We got this one by searching for twitter.com/JaydaBF, the far-right Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen who President Donald Trump retweeted.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

Breaking News



Recommended

Amazon Acquires Blink, a Connected Camera Maker

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Blink followed up this initial release with more advanced security cameras and even a smart video doorbell .

Jonah Hill's Brother Jordan Feldstein Dies at 40

The Feldstein family said in a statement that Jordan Feldstein called 911 after experiencing shortness of breath Friday. Feldstein also leaves behind his friends in the music world, who are reacting to his death on social media.

PM graces Virat, Anushka's wedding reception in Delhi

However, Virat Kohli was not far behind and was equally complementing his bride, in a very subtle and elegant manner. Sharma's look was designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, who also created her couture for the wedding day.

Parents give teachers wine bottles with picture of son's face for Christmas

Other fans praised the bottle labels, while also relating to the OH couple's hilarious thoughts on parenthood. Mary Sommers said the wine bottles seemed like an appropriate gift. "Happy holidays", DJ wrote on Twitter .

ARSENAL 3-3 LIVERPOOL at Emirates — FULL TIME

Wenger sent on centre-back Shkodran Mustafi for Nacho Monreal, but the fault-lines in Arsenal's defence were still being exposed. But then Mesut Özil turned on the style, taking responsibility, and Arsenal hit three goals in five minutes.

Coinbase To Support Bitcoin Cash, Hints At Insider Trading Problem

Bitcoin has soared to new highs this month as regulated USA derivatives exchanges in Chicago started trading futures in the unit. Coinbase said it would enable bitcoin cash trading for the first time Tuesday evening, and did so for about two minutes .

Recount: one-vote victory means 50-50 House of Delegates split

A Democrat led in one other district with all votes in, but by less than a one-percentage point margin: the 68th, where it is 326. The tie would usher in a a power-sharing arrangement in which the two sides would negotiate committee chairs and a House Speaker.

Even Salman Khan is SAD after Hiten Tejwani's

Meanwhile, Shilpa and Puneesh secretly discuss how Vikas is actually scared of Shilpa and which is why he is so sweet on her face. Salman enters the house and throws a new task with Priyank and Hina on one side and Vikas-Arshi on the other side.

Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert Diagnosed with PCL Injury

The Jazz said Gobert's injury would be re-assessed in two weeks, and further updates would be provided "when appropriate". Expect more minutes from Ekpe Udoh with Gobert out and an even larger role out of Derrick Favors .

Man with knife at Amsterdam airport is not terror case

The area immediately surrounding the incident was closed to the public, but the airport was functioning normally, Verberkt said . The suspect is described by police as a 29-year-old man from The Hague. " He was injured and has been taken into custody ".