Julian Assange's Twitter account goes offline, then back

Pro-Assange demonstrators in London in May. The Wikileaks boss is getting a lot of love on Twitter too

Reuters/Paul HackettWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds up CD's containing data on offshore bank account holders. But that account has also now been removed.

The account does not appear to have been suspended by Twitter, and the most recent cached version of his account suggests he had not tweeted since Friday.

Wikileaks reposted the Navy tweet, saying, "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 United Nations rulings requiring the UK to set him free".

The tweet was later deleted and the Navy later apologized for the mistake.

Neither Twitter or Mr. Assnage have offered an official explanation for the deleted account.

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"The inadvertent tweet was briefly posted for a few seconds before it was quickly deleted by the same authorized user".

Assange retweeted the apology and paired it with the same Santa Cartoon he posted earlier in the morning.

"No idea why he would silence himself, and we all know how Twitter treats public figures who take a step too far right".

Others were hesitant to believe Assange is actually the one controlling his account upon its return, with many pointing out a decrease in followers. Assange's account was down just long enough to attract some attention, so much so, that Assange's name was trending on Twitter on Christmas day.

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