Thursday, February 29, 2024

Twitter to remove inactive accounts, confirms Elon Musk

Tech Desk : dhakamirror.com

CEO Elon Musk has announced that Twitter will remove all accounts that have been inactive for several years.

In a tweet on Monday, Musk said that the action is “important to free up abandoned handles.”

The Twitter policy requires users who log into their account at least once every 30 days. After that time, it is considered to have served a long period of inactivity and this may lead to permanent deletion. However, Musk mentioned, for now, profiles that have been inactive for years.

The move to remove accounts comes several days after Musk threatened to reassign the Twitter user from National Public Radio to another company. America’s public broadcaster stopped posting content at age 52 feeds officers on the platformafter the social network placed a label on government financing.

The label only lasted a while. After media outcry from around the world, Twitter removed the mention indicating that some media outlets were financed by state funds. The company had placed television and radio networks as RTVEthe BBC and the Canadian CBCa clarification that said they were a “state-affiliated media” or “government-financed media”.

Delete accounts, one more shake of Twitter

“Our goal is to achieve maximum transparency and precision”Musk then explained to the BBC about the questioned label. “I think media organizations need to be self-aware and not falsely claim total lack of bias,” the mogul said in an email.

Added to the removal of inactive Twitter accounts and the controversy over the media label, is the uproar that caused the social network to remove the well-known verified blue mark from thousands of people weeks ago. Among them, prominent artists, journalists and politicians.

The famous blue tilde, in theory, will now only be available to those who pay for the Twitter Blue subscription. With this, according to Musk, the company intends to address the problem of bot accounts on the social media platform. But it has all been very confusing.

Although Musk himself had said that the idea was to “treat everyone equally”, he decided to leave that a handful of celebrities kept verification for free. Among them, LeBron James, William Shatner and Stephen King.

One change after another

On the one hand, debugging, with the removal of Twitter accounts. On the other, the preparations for new features with which Elon Musk wants to boost the social network and achieve the economic recovery that he promised.

The tycoon announced last week new features that will be integrated into Twitter, related to viewing videos. in appearance, it is a move to deal with TikTok and Instagram.

As explained so far, a tab dedicated solely to videos will be incorporated. Musk confirmed this in response to a tweet in which they stated that “Twitter should include a separate feed only for recommended videos” for each profile.

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