And while the internet was rife with conspiracy theories about Twitter disabling the account, it initially appeared that the account was disabled externally between midnight and 1 a.m. GMT, according to Gizmodo. The platform has recently had a crackdown on prominent Twitter users overstepping the lines and violating Twitter's terms of service, which has seen many prominent alt-right accounts suspended.
Twitter did not immediately return a request for comment, the Examiner said. In the meantime, consider it an early Christmas present.
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Walgreens: Locations for Walgreens and its sister pharmacy chain Duane Reade are open with normal hours on Christmas Day. CVS: Though some CVS locations are regularly open for 24 hours, this Christmas stores will be open from 8 a.m.to 9 p.m.
We've reached out to Twitter (via email) and Wikileaks (via Twitter DM) for additional information and will update if we hear back.
Assange has been living in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, UK, since 2012. He faces rape allegations in Sweden, which he denies, and is seeking asylum as he believes that if he leaves the embassy he will be extradited to the USA over WikiLeaks' publications.