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Twitter’s CEO, Elon Musk, said on Monday that Twitter will delete accounts that haven’t been used in a few years.
Elon Musk tweeted, “We’re getting rid of accounts that haven’t been used in years, so your number of followers may go down.”
We’re purging accounts that have had no activity at all for several years, so you will probably see follower count drop
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 8, 2023
Elon Musk also said that the number of people who follow the users on the microblogging site could go down.
Twitter’s user policy says that users should log in to their account at least once every 30 days or risk having it deleted because they haven’t used it in a long time.
Earlier, the CEO of Twitter “threatened” to give National Public Radio’s Twitter account to another company. This was after NPR stopped writing to its 52 official Twitter feeds in protest of a Twitter label that suggested the government was involved in its editorial content.
Last month, Twitter removed the legacy verified blue tick from the profiles of thousands of people, including celebs and politicians with a lot of followers. However, the badges were later put back on the profiles of a few high-profile celebrities with millions of followers.