Social media platform Twitter released a statement casting doubt on the Democratic representative Maxine Waters 'claims that her account has been "hacked " and "deleted "
" I 've been hacked and my Twitter account has been deleted ", the California Democrat posted on Twitter to over 1.5 million followers on Tuesday. . "I know who did this. I'll take care of it. M Waters.
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A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment on the details of the tweet but said in a statement that " as usual we have lines of open communication with his office and have worked with them to ensure that the account is secure "and that " at this time, we have not identified any signs of compromise of the account. "
Water s was largely mocked on Twitter, after the post, by users who pointed out that her tweets on the account were still visible and that she was still able to actively post to the site.
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"She tweets on her Twitter account which is still there " tweeted Tammy Bruce, radio host and contributor to Fox News.
"It was the Russians! " Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief Brent Scher tweeted.
Eaux 'o ffice did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.