Deep state takedown? Fan fury after Sean Hannity’s Twitter account disappears
Fox News broadcaster Sean Hannity disappeared from the Twittersphere overnight – and all he left behind was one cryptic ‘clue.’
The account of the conservative television host was apparently removed from the platform late on Friday or in the early hours of Saturday morning. Hannity’s last tweet, which read “Form Submission 1649 #Hannity,” was reportedly taken down and reposted three times.
The most watched TV host in the U.S., @SeanHannity has his Twitter account (3.3 million followers) mysteriously disappear after tweeting "Submission Form 1649" https://t.co/jIw0Lq5K1mpic.twitter.com/Op3b2h24Zu— Julian Assange ⌛ (@JulianAssange) January 27, 2018
The disappearance of the broadcaster’s profile has sparked a hysterical reaction online, with fans taking to the platform to decry what they believe to be the malign influence of the deep state.
Make no mistake, Sean Hannity’s Twitter is down because he is extremely close to blowing up the whole deep state and DNC linked plan to prevent Trump from being President and currently remove him from the Presidency. Fight for Sean, he is a deplorable, just like us.#FreeHannity— Mike (@mike_Zollo) January 27, 2018
protect sean hannity at all costs— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) January 27, 2018
WOW! Sean Hannity’s Twitter account has been deactivated.The Left is getting VERY scared, folks. We are getting closer and closer to the truth!In the end, WE WILL PREVAIL!#Releasethememo— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 27, 2018
While some mused about the possibility that the shutdown was self-sabotage or a Twitter employee gone rogue, hardcore Hannity supporters directed their outrage at Twitter Support.
I wonder if Sean Hannity's Twitter was temporarily deactivated by him, so he can create a "leftists are out to silence our free speech" rallying call to his white supremacist viewers?— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) January 27, 2018
To the rouge Twitter employee who just deactivated Sean Hannity’s Twitter account, a grateful nation thanks you for your service. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/DJf4TKovct— Brenna Simon (@BrennaSimonSays) January 27, 2018
@TwitterSupport You will lose millions of twitter users if you continue shutting down Conservative voices! Put Sean Hannity's twitter profile back up! Maybe POTUS should take his down along with his millions of followers! You deserve to lose the money-you left wing nuts!— Adrienne bertucci (@Adriennebertuc1) January 27, 2018
Theories about the significance of Hannity’s final tweet have ranged from vague allusions to things such as the laws governing false imprisonment and the way in which the Obama administration reworked the application process for requesting government contract funds.
Whatever the reason for the shutdown, the name of conservative critics' favorite suspect couldn't be ignored for long - however jokingly.
Hillary Clinton had Sean Hannity's twitter account killed.— Tim Hanlon (@TimfromDa70s) January 27, 2018
The account reappeared Saturday after several hours offline, with the mysterious "Form Submission 1649" tweet still at the top of the broadcaster's feed.
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