On November 26th, Twitter said it will delete inactive accounts.
The accounts which have stayed for more than 6 months without being logged in are the first to go by December 11th, 2019.
“As part of our commitment to serve the public conversation, we’re working to clean up inactive accounts to present more accurate, credible information people can trust across Twitter. Part of this effort is encouraging people to actively log-in and use Twitter when they register an account, as stated in our inactive accounts policy,” a spokesperson told The Verge by email. “We have begun proactive outreach to many accounts who have not logged into Twitter in over six months to inform them that their accounts may be permanently removed due to prolonged inactivity.”
It seem that the purge has started early, as today, many Kenyan and other influencers are complaining of reduced follower numbers. In fact South Africa’s top influencer Daniel Marven has been suspended.
Take a look:
I’ve lost so many followers suddenly what’s not happening?
— Bel Akinyi (@BelAkinyii) December 3, 2019
What is not happening with the number of followers and people you follow?
They are decreasing
— Kastone🇰🇪 (@Kastone_Paul) December 3, 2019
300 followers gone… Uncle Jack is draining the swamp 🙆🙆🙆
— MUHAMMAD ONYANGO ® (@Moha001_Onyango) December 3, 2019
The most influential tweep in Africa after Billy The Goat, Daniel Marven Suspended by Twitter.
— Kwale Gunner 🇰🇪 (@Sam_Lulli) December 3, 2019
From 10.5k followers to 10.2k😬 this streets😦
— Le grand (@eguanzalo15) December 3, 2019
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