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'American Hero:' Petition Launched to Give Twitter Ex-Employee Who Deactivated Pres. Trump’s Account the Keys to San Francisco

"This person is an American hero who deserves to be honored," the petition read

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    The internet has launched a Care2 petition to give the person a keys to the City of San Francisco.

    'Sorry, That Page Doesn't Exist': A Twitter employee shut down President Trump's personal Twitter account on their last day of work Thursday, resulting in the @realDonaldTrump account going dark for 11 minutes.

    Now the internet has launched a petition to give the person a keys to the City of San Francisco.

    The Care2 petition had garnered 612 signatures of the 10,000 goal as of Friday evening.  

    It reads: 

    “Bullying, doxing, racist speech, and instigation of nuclear war. Those are just a few of the many reasons why the American people think Donald Trump should be banned from Twitter. Yet, despite repeated violations of its terms of service, Twitter continues to find weak justifications for allowing Trump to remain on the site.

    This week, one brave Twitter contract employee finally did what we've all been asking for. On his or her last day of work at the San Francisco-based company, the contractor deactivated Trump's account. For eleven solid minutes, Twitter was a better place. 

    This person is an American hero who deserves to be honored. That's why we're calling on San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to give him or her the keys to the city. 

    Twitter has more than enough reasons to take down Trump's account, but it continuously prioritizes generating clicks over public safety. We need to show the company that removing Trump from Twitter is the right thing to do by honoring this now former contractor.

    Please sign this petition asking Mayor Ed Lee to give the person who deactivated Donald Trump's account the keys to the city!”

    At first, Twitter blamed the deactivation on "human error,” but later blamed a customer support worker for deactivating Trump's account on his or her last day on the job.

    The San Francisco-based social media company promised a "full internal review"

    Trump's critics celebrated the brief deactivation. California Congressman Ted Lieu tweeted:

    “Dear Twitter employee who shut down Trump's Twitter: You made America feel better for 11 minutes. DM me & I will buy you a Pizza Hut pizza.”

    After his account was reactivated, the president tweeted:  "I guess the word must finally be getting out-and having an impact."

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