twitter owner, Elon Musksaid the platform will soon remove a total of 1.5 billion accounts that have become inactive. According to him, this will help free up the space these accounts are taking up on Twitter.
Musk said that most of the accounts may have been deleted by the owners, since they have had no tweets or login activity on them for years.
- “Twitter will soon start freeing up the namespace of 1.5 billion accounts. These are obvious account removals with no tweets and no login for years.” Musk tweeted on Friday.
Twitter will soon begin freeing up the namespace of 1.5 billion accounts
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9, 2022
This comes amid Musk’s plans to restore all accounts suspended by Twitter before he bought the company. According to Whizcase dataTwitter suspended a total of 13.7 million accounts between 2018 and 2021. Within that period, the highest suspension, 7.8 million, was recorded in 2019.
people’s reactions: In reaction to Elon Musk’s announcement of plans to remove inactive accounts, some Twitter users praised the move, saying it will now free up some names that can be used to register new accounts.
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Others, however, questioned the billionaire, saying he has yet to make good on his promise to restore suspended accounts before thinking about deleting inactive accounts.
- Since taking control of the company in October, Musk had restored many accounts that Twitter previously suspended for breaking its rules, including that of former US President Donald Trump. Trump insists that Twitter will be used to promote free speech.
- He went a step further by announcing an amnesty for all suspended accounts after a poll in which more than 70% of respondents supported the decision. The amnesty, according to him, comes on the condition that said account has not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.