Christmas Mystery: Did Julian Assange Delete His Own Twitter Account?

Christmas Mystery: Did Julian Assange Delete His Own Twitter Account?

Christmas Mystery: Did Julian Assange Delete His Own Twitter Account?

The Internet Archive - or someone availing themselves of its services - appears to have been preserving snapshots of Assange's account once every hour since September 18 of this year.

It wasn't clear whether Twitter suspended Assange's account or whether the serial leaker deleted it himself.

Then at 1.5am (AEDT), he popped up again with a tweet showing a cartoon of Santa making a Wikileaks "good or bad" list.

The WikiLeaks founder's Twitter account mysteriously vanished from the social media platform, reportedly between 7 and 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

WikiLeaks also responded to the U.S. Navy tweet.

The official account of the US Navy posted a tweet that just said "Julian Assange" late on Christmas night.

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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.

Neither Twitter or Mr. Assnage have offered an official explanation for the deleted account.

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". However, a source who works closely with WikiLeaks told the Gateway Pundit that they were not aware of any plans for Assange to deactivate his account.

But there was no evidence Assange was behind that account and it has since been suspended by Twitter.

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