Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, announced Friday that the company would delete 1.5 billion names from accounts that had been inactive for many years.
“Twitter will soon begin releasing the namespace for 1.5 billion accounts. These account deletions are clear and will not be logged for years.
Musk stated that the micro-blogging platform was working on a process for users to know if their tweets were suppressed in a process called “shadow banning”. They can also appeal against the ban.
He also said that Twitter is working on a software upgrade that will display your account status.
He stated, “So you can clearly know if you have been shadowbanned and the reason why.”
Twitter was accused of suppressing some political speech.
The “Twitter Files 2”, which revealed that micro-blogging platform had made controversial decisions under a secret group without notifying Jack Dorsey, the CEO, in order to “shadow ban” high-profile users.
“This secret group consisted of the Head of Legal, Policy and Trust (Vijaya Gadde), and the Global Head for Trust & Safety, Yoel Roth), as well as the subsequent CEOs Jack Dorsey and Parag Aggrawal,” stated Bari Weiss, Founder and Editor, The Free Press in the new “Twitter Fils.”
Twitter denied previously that it had done such things.
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