They speculated what could happen if President Donald Trump’s account were compromised in a similar manner. Some cautioned it could lead to World War III or nuclear war with China and Russia.
Trump’s Twitter account was, of course, temporarily deactivated for 11 minutes in November 2017 by an employee on his last day of work.
Dorsey’s account spewed out a series of anti-Semitic messages and racist slurs on Friday afternoon. Twitter secured the account within around an hour and blamed the incident on a “security oversight” by a mobile phone company.
It did nothing to dampen fears online, however: