The Twitter account of Julian Assange’s mother was restored on Wednesday night after her supporters sent a flood of messages to Twitter.
Christine Assange, the mother of WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange, had her Twitter account restored more than 24 hours after it was abruptly restricted by the social media company.
Hundreds of tweets were sent to the San Francisco-based company by supporters demanding that she regain access to her account.
Ms. Assange told Consortium News she has had no contact with Twitter and still does not know why her account was restricted and why it was restored. She was unable to post new Tweets or read anyone else’s while the restriction was in place.
Outrage at the restriction was expressed by many Assange supporters in tweets to Twitter and its CEO, Jack Dorsey.
Another supporter wrote: “The only unusual activity is not seeing a mother fight for her child. It’s unnatural and cowardly to think that her tweets are unusual.”