Elon Musk: I delete old and inactive Twitter accounts

May 25, 1402 at 10:12

Elon Musk is determined to clear Twitter from bots and inactive accounts. The biggest Twitter purge is coming.

The well-known billionaire, Elon Musk, who bought Twitter last year for $44 billion, continues to make the changes he wants in it. His latest move is to delete inactive accounts on this platform.

Not long ago, Musk promised to delete 1.5 billion inactive Twitter accounts; Specifically, those accounts that haven’t logged in for a long time or it’s been years since their last tweet.

Of course, before fulfilling this promise, he implemented a change in the account verification policy and removed the blue tick from many Top user accounts. This action, however, faced a lot of criticism and apparently made Musk reconsider; Because some famous figures announced the return of the blue tick to their account without depositing money.

But now it seems with this tweetthe project to delete inactive accounts is keyed:

Inactive Twitter accounts

This announcement by Elon Musk is in line with Twitter’s inactive account policy, which requires users to log in at least once every 30 days; Otherwise, they face the risk of permanently deleting their account.

Of course, there are still many unanswered questions. One is that the exact time of implementation of this cleaning has not yet been announced. Also, it is not clear what exactly is meant by the account being inactive for several years? More than two years, three years or more?

Another is related to the accounts of deceased people and how Twitter treats them. For example, will murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s account, which has not been updated since 2018, be included in this purge?

Of course, according to Elon Musk’s previous claim about the abundance of bots on Twitter, this cleaning operation will probably begin by removing them from the platform.

However, if you have inactive followers, maybe they will be among those deleted and after some time, you will see a decrease in the number of your followers.

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