U.S. Navy Deletes Bizarre Tweet About Julian Assange After Account Disappears (SCREENSHOT)

The U.S. Navy apologized Monday for tweeting about Julian Assange after the WikiLeaks founder’s account disappeared from Twitter on Christmas Eve. 

“This morning, an inadvertent keystroke by an authorized user of the U.S. Navy Office of Information’s Digitial Media Engagement Team caused the trending term “Julian Assange” to be tweeted from the Navy’s official Twitter account. The inadvertent tweet was briefly posted for a few second before it was quickly deleted by the same authorized user. The inadvertent tweet was sent during routine monitoring of trending topics,” tweeted the U.S. Navy on Christmas day.

“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 UN rulings requiring the UK to set him free,” tweeted WikiLeaks.

Below is a screenshot of the tweet.

Law & Crime reports:

An odd sequence of events happened this morning, and it all surrounds the twitter account of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. First, overnight, his official Twitter account disappeared on all social media platforms. It was reactivated this morning. It is unclear if this is something that Twitter did, or if Assange deleted his account himself. Assange’s twitter account reappeared and then tweeted this:

https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/945303512430333952

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