Julian Assange's Twitter account goes offline, returns

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A Twitter spokesperson did not answer questions asking if the account was suspended but pointed to the company's language on how users can deactivate and reactivate their own accounts.

Others were hesitant to believe Assange is actually the one controlling his account upon its return, with many pointing out a decrease in followers.

Another added: "In less than 24 hours the internet is about go absolutely insane if Julian Assange doesn't show proof of life".

With little fanfare and zero explanation, Julian Assange's Twitter account reappeared on Monday morning. Without a whistleblower, we may never know.

For reasons unknown, the official Twitter account of Julian Assange, the leader of disgraced transparency organisation Wikileaks, was been deleted earlier tonight for reasons unknown.

"#JulianAssange has been deleted off of twitter".

U.S. Navy 1- Navy sends inadvertent tweet about Julian Assange and Assange replies
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Assange sought asylum in the embassy in June 2012 to escape rape charges in Sweden, which he has denied.

We've reached out to both Wikileaks and Twitter for more information.

Camera IconPro-Assange demonstrators in London in May. "No idea why he would silence himself, and we all know how Twitter treats public figures who take a step too far right".

Despite Assange's prolific tweeting, and copycats using his picture, Twitter refused to grant the Australian the blue check-mark it uses on "verified" accounts.

UPDATED Dec. 25, 2017, 4:11 p.m. ET with Twitter's response to our comment request.

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