Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner did not scrub his Twitter account Monday, contrary to claims by an eclectic handful of social media users.
It's true that Kushner, who is also President Trump's son-in-law, has a Twitter account. It's also true that there are no tweets to be found on his personal page.
The explanation is really quite simple: He doesn't tweet, according to cached copies of his account page. Though he has been on Twitter since April 2009, and he has more than 35,000 followers, he did not try to scrub his past thoughts quietly Monday afternoon.
He simply has not engaged on the social media platform since the two times he tweeted on March 31, 2011. Those two tweets were deleted long, long ago.
"As far as we can tell, Kushner doesn't have any other social media or digital profiles to speak of. He's not even on LinkedIn," Mashable also noted.
Kushner just doesn't seem to care for social media. It's a simple as that. There's no grand conspiracy afoot.
However, facts have never stopped the online rumor mill before, and Monday was no different.
"Kushner's Twitter was just wiped. Nobody does that when there's nothing to hide," said Xeni Jardin, who writes for the tech blog Boing Boing.
The Romper's Katherine Don wrote an entire article titled, "Did Jared Kushner Delete His Tweets? His Account Appears To Be Empty."
"Kushner's tweets have 'disappeared.' Is Trump's son-in-law getting ready for his Russia testimony? (PS: Even deleted tweets can be found)," Der Spiegel U.S. correspondent Mark Pitzke wrote.
Journalist Emily Ford added, "Kushner now appears to have deleted all his tweets."
Actor Richard Schiff added to the fray, tweeting Monday, "Kushner deleted all of his tweets. I'm sure just a routine cleaning!"
There is something funny about Kushner's apparent indifference to social media. He was just appointed head of the new White House Office of American Innovation, which will reportedly apply business ideas to modernize the federal government. The group will also reportedly focus on data and technology, which may or may not be Kushner's bag.
One doesn't need to play on Facebook and Twitter to have an understanding of tech, but there's no way Kushner engages in his new role without hearing endlessly about the benefits and supposed importance of social media.
He's going to get pulled into tweeting and posting to Facebook one way of another. Resistance is futile.