Julian Assange's Twitter account has vanished

What Happened to Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's Twitter account disappeared late Sunday and social media was confused as to what may have happened.

The first post following the hiatus was an animated depiction of Santa Claus presumably writing down WikiLeaks under the "Good" section of his "naughty list".

The mysterious disappearance - and re-appearance - of the account proved even more freakish when the U.S. Navy on Christmas morning mistakenly tweeted out Assange's full name, in quotes, and nothing else.

His last tweet was posted on December 22 and contained the quote from Assange: "A knowledgeable public, is an empowered public, is a free public".

Assange then pointed to an official tweet from the US Navy that read simple "Julian Assange".

The post was a quote from Assange himself, which read: "A knowledgeable public, is an empowered public, is a free public".

Another account claiming to be Assange's alternate handle said Twitter deleted the official account ahead of a blockbuster story he's preparing to break.

The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, fighting sexual assault allegations in Sweden.

Who has the resources to hack him?

Of course, Twitter users were quick to question whether the account had been deleted or removed.

Did they raid him? The disappearance trended on Twitter, but soon after the account reappeared, initially with only a portion of his followers.

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