In all, 738 million accounts and 3.4 trillion tweets have been purged, a move that lightened the company’s servers so much that many of them shot into the sky and disappeared.
Twitter spokesperson Rob Nubb says that his company will certainly begin deleting accounts and tweets describing as fraudulent the 2020 election of Joe Biden, but they wanted to start at the beginning.
“We should have done this four years ago,” he said. “Back then, people were saying all sorts of crazy-ass stuff, that Trump was handpicked by the Russians, that he was a stooge for Putin, that the ballot-counting machines were operated by the KGB, which, like, doesn’t even exist anymore.”
“Just some really dangerous and kooky ideas that attacked the very foundations of the democratic process in the United States, inspired countless acts of violence and mayhem that continues to this day, and, sadly, damaged President Trump’s presidency from the outset,” he continued. “Sorry about that.”
“As for despotic foreign leaders who use Twitter to propagate racism, lies, slander, and calls for murder of individuals and attacks on other nations, all the while denying their own citizens access to our platform, we’re cool with that, at least for now,” he added. “We don’t want to piss too many people off.”
Sources indicate that following the purge, nearly 95 percent of U.S. journalists woke up on Friday morning to discover they had been deplatformed.