The Tweet-o-sphere was reeling on the morning of Saturday, January 27th, over the sudden and unexplained disappearance of Sean Hannity's Twitter profile. After shooting out a tweet just before 1 A.M., Hannity's profile began to display this message to anyone who visited:
Though Hannity's account was reactivated around 5 A.M., many Twitter users were already in full-on conspiracy mode. Since Hannity himself has been known to encourage and spread conspiracy theories via his Twitter account, it seemed only appropriate that the deactivation of him handle should be met with the same level of groundless accusations.
Twitter sat back and enjoyed the reactions.
So who will be blamed for Sean Hannity's Twitter account being deactivated?— ❄Is It Over Yet?❄ (@gnomes_77) January 27, 2018
•Must be fired Mueller
•The Deep State
The theories poured in!
Who wants to bet Hannity deactivated his own Twitter to make up some Bs conspiracy? Sean Hannity’s Twitter— Allyn Beake (@AllynBeake) January 27, 2018
The true explanation is probably far less exciting than what many Twitter users imagined.
One Twitter user decided now was the perfect time to send some shade:
Seeing Sean Hannity’s Twitter is gone is a great opportunity for all his suppressed viewers to maybe think for themselves for once— Joe Mccarthy (@2PMthoughts) January 27, 2018
A similar de-activation happened to President Donald Trump's Twitter account in November of 2017. In both cases, the accounts were restored hours later. In the case of President Trump, his account had been de-activated by a rogue Twitter employee who was leaving the company. Perhaps Hannity was also the target of some last-day vengeance.
Now that Sean Hannity’s Twitter is gone can we do the same thing to Donald Trump’s Twitter— Biggest Hannelius Fan (@ZendayaRocks34) January 27, 2018