Bahtiyar Duysak, a contractor for Silicon Valley staffing company ProUnlimited, worked for Twitter’s Trust and Safety operations team in the San Francisco area and was responsible for the eleven minutes of presidential silence.
Duysak, originally from Germany, has a masters from the University of Birmingham in England and completed a postgraduate program at California State University, East Bay.
Images on his Facebook page showed him as a volunteer security guard at a Bay Area Muslim community center and said he lead the university’s Turkish Student Association.
“I cannot believe he had access to deactivate the most important account in the world,” one friend of Duysak’s told Buzzfeed.
Deactivating President Trump’s controversial Twitter account was widely praised across the internet.