Julian Assange Vanishes (Temporarily) From Twitter

UPDATE: Aaaand he’s back. See the comments.

CBS News reports:

The official Twitter account of controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange — @JulianAssange — isn’t showing up. It wasn’t clear whether the account was suspended or deleted by Twitter or Assange himself — or why or for how long. Twitter wasn’t commenting.

The official Wikileaks Twitter account was still live but wasn’t mentioning the Assange account. An account purporting to be an alternative Assange account was claiming Twitter had deleted his official one ahead of a blockbuster story he’s preparing to break.

There was no confirmation that Assange was authoring that alternative account — and that account has now been suspended by Twitter.