The chairwomen account went dark for 11 hushed minutes, but experts say the rogue worker could face prosecution. Plus: Trumps forthcoming tour of Asia met with protests in Seoul

Resistor of the week

Will the rogue Twitter worker who incapacitated Trump's account face hacking charges?

For 11 hushed minutes on Thursday, many got to read the words they had waited to see since last November: “@ realDonaldTrump does not exist “.

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November 2, 2017

It wasn't fake news. It wasn't even a glitch. A rogue employee, that were allegedly a contractor, at Twitter pulled the plug on the hyperactive president on Thursday evening on his or her last day of work.

The internet erupted with social media users hailing the departing staffer as a hero- but the incident has raised new concerns about security at Twitter, and legal expert have begun theorizing that the rascal worker could be prosecuted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act . However, this area of law is messy, with courts around the country coming up with contradictory rulings. Read more at The Hill.

You don't need to speak Korean to understand this protest sign

South Korean protesters in Seoul stage a rally to oppose a schemed visit by Donald Trump. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/ AP

Protesters held up signs outside the American embassy in Seoul this week, ahead of Donald Trump's tour of Asia which will take him through Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Amid the nuclear war tensions with North Korea, it may be some relief to his hosts, and the world at large, that Trump has eschewed the trip to the the Korean Demilitarized Zone( DMZ) because it is” a cliche “.

Trump will, though, gratify the South's left-leaning president, Moon Jae-in, who has- according to our correspondents in the region-” attempted to make good on a campaign pledge in May to confiscate the diplomatic initiative on North Korea from Washington “.

Read more analysis of the country-by country scenarios facing Trump on his tour in this guide by Justin McCurry in Tokyo, Tom Phillips in Beijing and Oliver Holmes in Bangkok

Trump will expend nine days visiting south-east Asia
Trump will expend nine days visiting south-east Asia

Hail to the chief: cyclist gives Trump the middle finger

A girl on a motorcycle gestures with her middle finger as Trump's motorcade drives by. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/ AFP/ Getty Images

As The Guardian's David Smith set it in his dispatch last Saturday:

The president of the United States is used to being saluted, but a cyclist in Virginia put her own particular slant on the tradition on Saturday when she was overtaken by Donald Trump's motorcade.

The woman on her motorcycle was photographed raise her middle finger when Trump's vehicles passed her on their way out from the Trump National Golf Club on the banks of the Potomac river, on the outskirts of Washington DC. She recurred the gesture when she caught up with the motorcade.

What we're reading

A contingent of the far right believes a civil war, led by anti-fascist demonstrators, will commence today/ on Saturday. Reporting for the Guardian, Jason Wilson explains how talk of this impending battle proliferated after Alex Jones claimed it was happening without any evidence. Spoiler alert: Mark Bray, historian and writer of Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook, tells no civil war is planned today/ on Saturday.

Micah White, one of the co-creators of Occupy Wall Street, wrote about learning that a Russian private intelligence firm exploited him in propaganda. Then, White told, the American media wanted him to play the victim and hush his revolution message.

Halloween resistance heroes

A dog garmented as the US president in New York. Photograph: Timothy A. Clary/ AFP/ Getty Images

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