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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.

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