Julian Assange's Twitter Account Mysteriously Disappears, Then Reappears

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

The disappearance of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's Twitter account has created confusion among his fans and followers, the media reported.

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".

One wrote: "It appears Julian Assange's wasn't suspended by Twitter but was hacked and deleted".

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.

To add to all of the confusion, the U.S. Navy soon after reportedly tweeted "Julian Assange" because, according to the service branch, it was a trending term on Twitter and an authorized user made "an inadvertent keystroke".

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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. On Dec. 18, Twitter set new rules in place regarding the suspension of accounts stating they may remove any individual who is associated with hate groups either on or off their platform.

Do i think Julian Assange is truly gone from twitter? No.

The official WikiLeaks Twitter account was still live but wasn't mentioning the Assange account.

The account does not appear to have been suspended by Twitter, and the most recent cached version of his account suggests he had not tweeted since Friday.

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