Twitter fixed glitch that blocked Trump from appearing in search results for ‘POTUS’

Twitter fixed glitch that blocked Trump from appearing in search results for ‘POTUS’

Twitter has reportedly fixed a glitch in its site after users noticed that President Trump's official "@POTUS" account wouldn't show up in searches.

Short for “President of the United States,” former President Obama used the “@POTUS” handle while in office, and passed it to Trump’s team during the White House transition.

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However, due to a glitch, search results for the username only showed results for Obama and several parody accounts instead of the official username now used by President Trump.

According to a report by BuzzFeed News on Thursday, that glitch has been fixed.

 

Several Twitter users who spotted the glitch said Twitter was intentionally censoring the search results as a slight against Trump.

When BuzzFeed inquired into the issue, Twitter responded that the inaccurate result “was a bug and has since been resolved.” 

Search results for “POTUS” and “@POTUS” now show President Trump’s account first, followed by Obama’s new handle “@POTUS44.”