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Immigration And Customs Enforcement Twitter Account ‘Doesn’t Exist’

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The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Twitter account “doesn’t exist” on the social networking site as of Thursday afternoon.

The account announced around 4 p.m. EST that they were offline due to a “technical glitch” and that Twitter’s team helped them regain access to the account. The account’s followers will be restored in 24-48 hours, according to Twitter.
All users are required to be at least 13-years-old to use the social media platform, according to Twitter.
“If an account’s birthdate is changed to a day/month/year prior to that and our systems identify content posted by the account before they were 13 years old, they will be locked out of the account,” Busby told the DCNF. “The account has been reinstated.” 
ICE said “no hackers,” or “rogue employees” were responsible for the technical difficulties.

The account (@ICEgov) did not appear to have been suspended, since Twitter places disclaimers on accounts suspended for violating the “Twitter Rules.” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was active on the account as of Wednesday, according to Google archive.

ICE Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director, Tony H. Pham, tagged the account in a tweet at around 10:30 Thursday morning. (RELATED: Twitter Locks Lincoln Project Account Over Tweet Doxxing Trump Lawyers)

Last month, @NYCMayor sent me a letter addressing allegations that @ICEgov officers were posing as NYPD to make immigration arrests. Ironically, it was the other way around. Read more,” Pham said.

Neither ICE or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) immediately responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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