Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Navy sends inadvertent tweet about Julian Assange, and Assange replies

Pro-Assange demonstrators in London in May. The Wikileaks boss is getting a lot of love on Twitter too Navy sends inadvertent tweet about Julian Assange, and Assange replies
Wallace Pearson | 28 December, 2017, 00:52

His last tweet was posted on December 22 and contained the quote from Assange: "A knowledgeable public, is an empowered public, is a free public".

It is still unclear whether the account has been suspended by Twitter or if Assange himself deleted it.

Wikileaks reposted the Navy tweet, saying, "Despite some oddities from the US Navy and Twitter today and increased physical surveillance @JulianAssange's physical situation at the embassy remains unaltered - confined without charge in violation of two United Nations rulings requiring the UK to set him free".

The new account reportedly said that Twitter has deleted Assange's official handle, and just before a major news story was to be broken out.

WikiLeaks also posted a screenshot of the US Navy's since-deleted tweet which read "Julian Assange" in quotation marks.

Who has the resources to hack him?

We've reached out to Twitter (via email) and Wikileaks (via Twitter DM) for additional information and will update if we hear back.

Did they raid him?

Assange's account posted the following image of Santa Claus on Monday morning without explaining the brief absence.

Still, the internet being the internet, many speculated darkly about Assange's disappearance from one of his favorite online media.

The chances of Twitter suspending Assange's account are unlikely as the 46-year-old does not fall under the category of individuals whose account the social media site would deactivate.

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