For better or worse, Fox's Sean Hannity is back on Twitter. For several hours in the early morning of Saturday, January 27, his account was deactivated after Hannity sent a cryptic post that read "Form Submission 1649." While Hannity was off Twitter, his far-right base began formulating conspiracy theories as to why his account was shut down. In an unsurprising turn of events, it turns out Hannity was doing the same thing. When he returned, the most-watched host on Fox News blamed the "deep state" for his disappearance, and teased more information to come on his television show.
Conspiracy theories ran rampant during Hannity's disappearance, thanks to figures such as InfoWars host Alex Jones.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange grabbed a picture of Hannity's mysterious tweet before it disappeared. Assange's account has also gone on and off the web for unknown reasons, and those experiences seems to have fed his suspicion in Saturday's deactivation.
The meaning of "Form Submission 1649" is still unknown, but it turns out Hannity's account was hacked.
Twitter released a statement saying:
While we normally do not discuss individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons, we have permission from the account owner to confirm that account was briefly compromised.
In his return tweets, Hannity has promised Monday will be a big day. Perhaps he'll use this opportunity to expose the massive conspiracy that used the bulk of its unstoppable force and never-ending influence to tyrannically shut down his Twitter profile for an unbearable four hours (1am-5am)?
I just want to take a moment and thank my twitter friends for all of your support in the last 22 hours. It means more to me than you will ever know. God bless you all. Thank you Sean— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) January 28, 2018
While we wait for Hannity to expose the deep state, here's a parting gift for all you hardcore Hannity-heads!