Twitter adopts 'safeguards' after Trump account shutdown

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File: Twitter began rolling out changes to let people pack more into tweets, subtracting from the character count names of those being replied to in posts.

File: Twitter began rolling out changes to let people pack more into tweets, subtracting from the character count names of those being replied to in posts.

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter announced Friday it has implemented "safeguards" in the wake of the rogue shutdown of President Donald Trump&39;s account, to ward off any repeat.

After acknowledging the 11-minute shutdown of Trump&39;s Twitter account by a departing employee, the company said, "We have implemented safeguards to prevent this from happening again." 

On the attack on Trump&39;s favoured means of communication, Twitter said, "we take this seriously and our teams are on it."