Many on social media celebrated the brief shutdown of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account on Thursday afternoon.

After Twitter confirmed that the person responsible for deactivating Trump’s account was an employee on their last day who seemed to want to make a statement, that unnamed employee became an overnight celebrity for those same users.

The Trump account deleter was also lauded by Edward Snowden, the man behind the NSA leaks in 2013.

“Never underestimate the power of a worker with a conscience,” Snowden tweeted on Friday, referencing an article detailing the Twitter employee’s action.

Trump’s Twitter account mysteriously disappeared from the platform for around 11 minutes on Thursday, beginning around 3:50 p.m. EST. Shortly after Trump’s account was restored, Twitter’s initial statement explained that the incident was a due to “human error” and the company was continuing to investigate the matter.

“Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee. The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored. We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again,” Twitter said in a post on its platform.

Then, late on Thursday night, Twitter revealed that the account deactivation wasn’t due to error at all, but was an intentional act.

“Through our investigation we have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day. We are conducting a full internal review,” Twitter confirmed.

In 2013, Snowden, then a NSA contractor, left his post in Hawaii and flew to Hong Kong, and eventually revealed a number of classified NSA files to reporters Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill. The leaks revealed a vast web of global surveillance and espionage by U.S. intelligence agencies, secret court orders allowing the government access to private citizens’ phone records and government hacking activities.

Snowden has been hailed as a whistleblower for exposing sweeping mass surveillance and invasion of privacy on the part of the U.S. government.

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