Twitter is purging inactive accounts including people who have died, angering those still grieving

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A Twitter logo hangs outside the company's offices in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – Elon Musk announced last week Twitter would be “purging accounts that have had no activity at all for several years.”

The move caused outrage among people fearing they could lose tweets from now-inactive accounts, including those belonging to users who have died.

Some users reported seeing profiles of late loved ones disappear – or have an “account suspended” message listed on it. Musk said that impacted accounts would be archived, and that pointed to freeing up abandoned handles as a reason behind removing the accounts.

But most details remain unknown. In 2019, Twitter tried to implement a similar policy and received the same backlash.

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5/17/2023 12:53:09 PM (GMT -5:00)

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