How Facebook and Twitter Are Approaching Identity of Trump Whistleblower

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Twitter  (TWTR) - Get Twitter, Inc. Report is once again catching investor attention, and yes it has everything to do with President Donald Trump.

The social media site caught a whiff of controversy this weekend when a system outage affected the president’s personal account.

In a slew of other tweets over the last few weeks, Trump has been tweeting about the whistleblower that ultimately led to his impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Trump retweeted a second article late Friday that claimed to reveal the identity of a U.S. intelligence official who first alerted authorities to the July 25 phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that sparked a Democratic-lead impeachment inquiry.

However, the tweet remained unseen by many of Trump’s 68 million followers until Sunday when the account that had originally tweeted the piece had been disabled.

"Due to an outage with one of our systems, tweets on account profiles were visible to some, but not others," Twitter Support said in a statement posted on its website. "We're still working on fixing this and apologize for any confusion," the tweet continued.

Twitter stock has since recovered its losses, but the stock initially fell as much as 1%.

While Twitter said the problem was caused by a technical glitch, it wouldn’t be the first time the social media site has been accused of censoring Republican tweets.

Earlier in 2019, Trump accused Twitter using “discriminatory and illegal practices” to silence conservative voices. “Twitter ‘SHADOW BANNING’ prominent Republicans. Not good,” Trump tweeted in July.

With the story likely to continue, watch the video above to see how Twitter and Facebook  (FB) - Get Facebook, Inc. Class A Report have officially been addressing the reveal of the Trump whistleblower. 

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