UPDATED Dec. 25, 2017, 11:04 a.m. ET It’s back now.
With little fanfare and zero explanation, Julian Assange’s Twitter account reappeared on Monday morning. It’s a Christmas something-or-other.
The WikiLeaks founder has tweeted two times since his account came back online, though neither one addresses the reason for the disappearance. One tweet features a cartoon of Santa Claus adding WikiLeaks to his “Nice” list as he stares at the organization’s Wikipedia entry. The other is a request for donations.
It’s still not clear why Assange’s account went away to begin with, though — as noted below — the nature of its non-appearance suggested at the time that it was a manual deletion rather than an account suspension. Read more…