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Sean Hannity’s Twitter disappears; conspiracy theories ensue

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    Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity’s Twitter account disappeared for a few hours and the conspiracy theories quickly were flowing.

NEW YORK >> The Twitter account for conservative TV host Sean Hannity had disappeared for a few hours, and the conspiracy theories quickly were flowing.

After the Fox News star’s verified account posted a message that said “Form Submission 1649,” page visitors on Saturday said they were getting a “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist” message. By the time Hannity’s account was back up, speculation was rampant about the disappearance. A message seeking explanation was left for Fox News. Twitter representatives could not be reached either.

Some guessed the “deep state” of government establishment figures was trying to take down Hannity, a supporter of President Donald Trump. Others liked the theory that a rogue Twitter employee was behind the deactivation, similar to what happened to Trump’s account for 11 minutes in November.

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