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.
Liberals are celebrating the fact that Julian Assange’s twitter account has disappeared.
Why does the left hate freedom of speech and love censorship? 🤔
— Makada 🇺🇸 (@_Makada_) December 25, 2017
BREAKING: the man who was the intermediary between Russia and Trump’s Collusion, Julian Assange, appears to have deleted his Twitter account.
— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@krassenstein) December 25, 2017
Liberals are celebrating the fact that Julian Assange has been kicked off of Twitter.
The Left loves silencing people they don’t agree with. Reminds me of how the Nazis silenced the Jews…
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) December 25, 2017
Yesterday, alt-Right outlets were pushing “Ted Lieu is the real money launderer” and now “they got Assange because he was going to expose the real DNC hacking story.”
If I had to guess, Assange is being arrested for his role attacking the 2016 election. 👿
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) December 25, 2017