Twitter policy regarding death

The death of a fellow writer and blogger has prompted me to start looking into various sites’ policies regarding death.

What happens to your Twitter account when you die?

Twitter can make an archive of your public tweets or disable your account entirely.

If a family member wishes to remove or archive tweets from a deceased user’s account they must contact Twitter with the following information.

Twitter requests that the deceased user’s surviving family members submit the username of the Twitter account, or a link to the profile page of the Twitter account, a link to a public obituary or news article, along with information about their relationship to the deceased user, before the account is deleted or backed up.

Twitter cannot allow access to the account or disclose other non-public information regarding the account.

You can read more about the policy at How to Contact Twitter About a Deceased User

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