The suspension of Trump's account suggests Twitter employees have access to the company's most prominent accounts.
A former senior employee told BuzzFeed News that "a lot" of employees have the ability to suspend a user's account and that fewer, in the hundreds, can deactivate one. The former employee described the system like a dashboard, meaning employees might not need engineering skills to suspend or deactivate an account.
"It's one click if you have the rights to access the tool," the person said.
The source noted that Twitter was aware that its suspension permissions could be abused but did not change its protocol.
"There was discussion that for verified accounts or high profile ones, there'd be special protections (i.e. "2 keys") but it was never implemented," the person said.
A Twitter spokesperson told bestofgeeks News it did not have further comment on the rogue employee's actions.
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