Twitter forgot about dead people, pauses plan to release inactive accounts

Twitter forgot about dead people, pauses plan to release inactive accounts

Twitter forgot about dead people. 

The social media giant awkwardly copped to that fact late Wednesday morning with a tweet admitting that, perhaps, its recently announced plan to free up inactive accounts for new registration may not have been entirely thought through. Specifically, the company admitted to overlooking the impact such a process might have on accounts that once belonged to the dearly departed. 

“We’ve heard you on the impact that this would have on the accounts of the deceased,” wrote the company. “This was a miss on our part.”  

We’ve heard you on the impact that this would have on the accounts of the deceased. This was a miss on our part. We will not be removing any inactive accounts until we create a new way for people to memorialize accounts.

— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 27, 2019 Read more…

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