Musk says Twitter to purge inactive accounts and followers may drop

The Manhattan Twitter headquarters stands in the Chelsea neighbourhood on 2 March 2023 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Twitter will purge accounts that haven’t been active for several years, and this could lead to a drop in follower counts, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted on Monday. 

Since taking over Twitter in October, Musk has made changes at the social network to generate much-needed revenue and fulfil his pledge to make it a haven for free speech, while also battling spam and bots that degrade the user experience. It’s been a rocky process — last month Twitter reinstated the blue tick verifying the profiles of some high-profile individuals, even some who have been dead for years.



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  • Agf Agf says:

    Musk is the best thing that could have happened to Twitter. The revelations of government/FBI collusion with management in censoring those they don’t agree with is shocking to say the least. All strength to his hand. Notwithstanding that the above piece is a very short Bloomberg contribution, I have noticed a distinct negative slant to your articles, as if you don’t approve of Musk or what he is doing. This from DM that keeps on about how you defend the truth, blah, blah.

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