Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who acquired Twitter for $44 billion years ago and has made controversial decisions regarding the platform ever since then, has announced that he has made a new decision regarding the platform. As part of the announcement, Twitter announced that 1.5 billion accounts that haven’t been active for years and haven’t been logged in for the past few years will be deleted very soon. This account will be deleted from the database along with all associated data associated with it.
It has been announced that Twitter will permanently deactivate 1.5 billion accounts
The CEO of Twitter, Elon Musk, announced that the platform will be deactivating 1.5 billion accounts that have not been active for a long time in an effort to make the platform more user-friendly. As part of a larger effort by Twitter to improve the quality of its content and to reduce the spread of misinformation on its platform, this move is part of a broader initiative to improve its content. He stated in a tweet that Twitter would begin to free up the name space of 1.5 billion users in the near future.
Musk has stated that in order to identify and remove fake or inactive accounts from the company’s system, the company is going to be taking a more proactive approach. Among them are those accounts that have not logged into the platform for a significant amount of time and have not made any posts on the platform in that time period. There has not yet been any announcement of the exact criteria that should be used to determine what constitutes an inactive account.
This is expected to have a significant impact on Twitter’s user base, as they currently have around 330 million active users, so the deactivation of these accounts will have a significant impact on the company’s user base. It is not yet clear when all of the inactive accounts will be closed or how long it will take. In the past few weeks, a large number of Twitter users have endorsed the decision, arguing that it will help improve the overall user experience on the platform in the long run. Others, on the other hand, are concerned that the move may result in legitimate users being unable to access their accounts as a result of this move.
Musk responded to these concerns by stating that Twitter will be taking steps to ensure that the deactivation of inactive accounts will not have any adverse effects on active users. As one example, it may be possible to give users a grace period before their accounts are deactivated so that they can log in and reactivate them. Taking the decision to deactivate 1.5 billion inactive accounts as part of its effort to improve its quality of content and protect its users from false information is, in my opinion, a bold move by Twitter. The long-term impact of this decision on the platform and its users remains to be seen, as it remains to be seen how it will be implemented.