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Julian Assange's official Twitter account briefly disappears

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's official Twitter account briefly disappeared from the platform before returning Monday morning.

Users who tried to access Assange's feed during that time were redirected to a page that said "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!"

It is not clear why the account, @JulianAssange, appeared to briefly disappear from the platform.

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The official WikiLeaks account still existed during that time and had last sent out a tweet on Saturday.

According to CBS News, another account — that has since been suspended — was claiming that Assange's account had been deleted by Twitter ahead of a story he was planning to publish. It was not clear if the account was actually being run by Assange.

In January, an unclassified assessment released by the U.S. intelligence community implicated WikiLeaks in Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election.

Intelligence officials concluded at the time “with high confidence” that Russia gave hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta to WikiLeaks. 

Assange has repeatedly denied that Russia was the source of the hacked emails the organization released ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

Earlier this year, it was also revealed that Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr. denies father is racist: Black leaders who criticize all 'have pictures with him' Bannon likely to meet next week with Mueller: report Meghan McCain: Melania is 'my favorite Trump, by far' MORE corresponded with WikiLeaks during the presidential campaign. Trump Jr. released a chain of private Twitter messages after a report in The Atlantic about the contacts.

This report was updated at 11 a.m.