Musk issues ultimatum to inactive Twitter users: Log in or be purged (Image credit- Ars Technica)
Twitter wants to purge its users, but this is not that kind of “Purge,” which would focus on eliminating dormant accounts that are not logged in via any of the platforms that the social media is available.
Elon Musk established a new rule stating that dormant accounts will be deleted after 30 days if they are not signed in, at which point they are deemed to have been abandoned.
The platform’s new policy would oblige users who want to keep their usernames or accounts private but are no longer active tweeters or have boycotted the service because they don’t like the way it is now run.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, issued a fresh ultimatum on Twitter that focuses on a “purge,” targeting accounts that would be deemed inactive if the user fails to log in once every 30 days. In order to continue using Twitter and to maintain their usernames, handles, accounts, and other valuable information, users must now login once a month.
It focuses on Twitter’s recently updated inactive account policy, which was changed by the corporation must change the rules required to achieve this nearly every month.
Musk’s new rule is a direct shot at users who chose to boycott the site without necessarily deactivating or deleting their accounts in the process.
This new regulation was initially solely applied to NPR, whose main Twitter account had already stopped tweeting and appeared to have been deactivated from its users’ devices.
The company’s initial decision for this would have deemed an account inactive if it was not logged in for six months, therefore the new rule supersedes the old one.
Twitter and its Current Operations
The public is not that fond of the social media site Elon Musk owns and is the CEO of because of the numerous changes he implemented, as has been evident over the past several months. Since Musk took over, Twitter has undergone several changes, and many users have left in search of alternatives like Mastodon and others.
Since the new social network verification policy started cracking down on Legacy blue checkmarks, many users have either chosen to lose their cherished checks or have left the platform rather than paying for them. More scrutiny was observed, though, as a few dead people and some celebrities kept their blue checkmarks despite not paying for the service.
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Additionally, Mr. Tweet granted amnesty or a second opportunity to people who had previously been banned or muted from the network so they may reclaim their accounts.
Under Musk’s new policy, users are given a chance to keep their accounts on the network if they are currently inactive by logging in once every 30 days if they want to continue using Twitter and keep their usernames.