Bahtiyar Duysak

  • A man named Bahtiyar Duysak believes he was the Twitter employee who deactivated Trump’s account for 11 minutes earlier this month.
  • He’s not a US citizen and no longer lives in the US.
  • He describes the situation as “a mistake.”

For 11 minutes earlier this month, President Trump’s Twitter account was deactivated. And the world has been searching ever since for the so-called rogue employee who did the deed as a parting gesture on his last day of work.

His name is apparently Bahtiyar Duysak, and because journalists have been turning his life upside down since that fateful day, he has come forward with this interview with TechCrunch’s Khaled Hamze.

He describes the situation as basically “a mistake.”

Shortly before the end of his last day working in Twitter’s department that handles reports of bad behavior, a report on Trump’s twitter account came in. Almost as an afterthought, Duysak went ahead and set the procedures in motion to deactivate the account, not believing that it actually would be, TechCrunch reports.

He closed his computer and left Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters for good, he told TechCrunch. He believed there were protections in place to protect this account and other high profile accounts like it.

Several hours later, he discovered it was actually deactivated when a woman approached him asking about it. She had apparently been contacted by someone trying to track him down, TechCrunch reports.

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.

Duysak is not a US citizen and is no longer in the US. He’s back in his home country of Germany. He said he decided to come forward and talk to Read More Here