Julian Assange's Twitter account reappears after mysterious absence

Julian Assange's Twitter account reappears after mysterious absence

Kerry Wise
December 26, 2017

The tweet was later deleted and the Navy later apologized for the mistake.

The official WikiLeaks Twitter account remained live throughout the ordeal and responded to the incident with a cryptic tweet of its own.

It's unclear whether the account was suspended by Twitter or deactivated by Assange.

Julian Assange's Twitter account is missing.

The mysterious disappearance - and re-appearance - of the account proved even more freakish when the U.S. Navy on Christmas morning mistakenly tweeted out Assange's full name, in quotes, and nothing else.

The Navy's verified Twitter account has since explained the freaky tweet.

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Hours after the break-in, Assange called a Jimmy Dore video "Brilliant" which prominently features Assange's interview with a Dutch television host in which the WikiLeaks founder used sign language to indicate slain Democratic National Committee (DNC) Seth Rich was his source.

The WikiLeaks founder has tweeted two times since his account came back online, though neither one addresses the reason for the disappearance.

Assange has been living in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, UK, since 2012.

However, Assange's previous Tweets - and habit of posting personal information about individuals - might've caused him to run afoul of Twitter's regulations.

UPDATED Dec. 25, 2017, 4:11 p.m. ET with Twitter's response to our comment request.

However, there is no clear indication that the alternative account is of Assange and twitter has suspended that also.