Twitter CEO, Elon Musk, has stated that the platform will soon delete 1.5 billion dormant accounts to free up space on Twitter currently occupied by those accounts.
Musk speculated that the majority of the accounts had been deleted by their owners because there had been no tweets or login activity on them for years.
This comes amid Musk’s plans to restore all accounts suspended by Twitter prior to his purchase of the company.
According to Whizcase data, Twitter suspended 13.7 million accounts between 2018 and 2021. The highest suspension, 7.8 million, was recorded in 2019.
Since taking over the company in October, Musk has restored many accounts that had been suspended by Twitter for violating its terms of service, including that of former US President Donald Trump.
Trump insists that Twitter will be used to promote free expression.
He went a step further, announcing an amnesty for all suspended accounts following a poll in which more than 70% of respondents supported the decision.
According to him, the amnesty is conditional on the account not breaking the law or engaging in egregious spam.