Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has puzzled Twitter and the platform’s users with claims that her account was hacked and erased, but the social media company has disavowed her claims.
In a tweet on Tues. Oct. 12, Waters said she knew who had hacked her account, warning that she “will take care” of the issue.
“I have been hacked and my Twitter account has been erased. I know who has done this. I will take care of this,” Waters tweeted.
The Democratic congresswoman did not provide more details, and all of her posts are still visible, so her latest tweet confused many social media users.
One user responded, “But you posted this to your Twitter account.”
“Isn’t this your Twitter account?” another added.
“I still see your tweet history. What was erased?” a Twitter user commented.
Another observer asked, “Lady you got to be kidding right? So you posted that your Twitter account has been deleted or hacked on your existing Twitter account how does that make any sense???”
There is no apparent change to her page and Twitter. Waters still has more than 3,400 tweets on her official Twitter account as of Tuesday afternoon and nearly 1,700 on her reelection campaign account.
In its response, Twitter said that it has “identified no signs of account compromise.”
“We can’t comment on the Tweet, but, as is standard, we have open lines of communication with her office and have worked with them to ensure the account is secure,” a Twitter representative said in a statement shared to Forbes.
“At this time, we’ve identified no signs of account compromise,” the representative said.
Waters now serves as the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee.