WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's Twitter account suddenly vanishes; has reappeared once again

Pro-Assange demonstrators in London in May. The Wikileaks boss is getting a lot of love on Twitter too

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's Twitter account suddenly vanishes; has reappeared once again

Users searching for his account this morning are met with an error page, indicating that the Wikileaks founder's account has either been user-deleted, or suspended or banned by Twitter itself.

The first post following the hiatus was an animated depiction of Santa Claus presumably writing down WikiLeaks under the "Good" section of his "naughty list".

Assange then pointed to an official tweet from the US Navy that read simple "Julian Assange".

Another added: "In less than 24 hours the internet is about go absolutely insane if Julian Assange doesn't show proof of life".

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The post was a quote from Assange himself, which read: "A knowledgeable public, is an empowered public, is a free public". The platform has recently had a crackdown on prominent Twitter users overstepping the lines and violating Twitter's terms of service, which has seen many prominent alt-right accounts suspended. The WikiLeaks Twitter account was untouched entirely, and never disappeared.

Assange has been holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, when he sought refuge there to avoid extradition to Sweden on rape charges, which were eventually dropped.

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.

Twitter users searching for his account, had gotten a notice that the "page doesn't exist".

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