Following up on yesterday's post regarding Twitter announcing a purge of inactive accounts across their platform, the social media platform has now stopped in their tracks until further notice.
Since yesterday's announcement of the coming purge planned for this December, Twitter has taken to their support account on their platform to announce that the purge won't be happening. This halt in their plans is due to many users concerns over Twitter potentially removing accounts of deceased people.
Twitter has said that this "was a miss on our part" and that they will now "not be removing any inactive accounts until we create a new way for people to memorialize accounts." Twitter also detail that for the time being the inactive account removals (when they go ahead) will only be in EU for now, "We're starting with the EU in part due to local privacy regulations (eg, GDPR)."
Twitter says that until they can come up with a way to keep everyone happy no accounts will be removed. This is really good news for people who don't want to loose old tweets from people who have passed on. Twitter also apologized for any confusion or concerns they caused people, saying they will "keep you posted" on any updates regarding this matter.
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