Social Media News Desk!!! A bug in Twitter is apparently restoring deleted tweets and retweets for hundreds of users who have no idea about it and the micro-blogging platform is yet to acknowledge and fix the issue Is. This information was given to the media on Monday. As The Verge reports, users are reporting that tweets they’ve mass-deleted are reappearing on their profiles. James Vincent, a senior reporter for The Verge, wrote that earlier this month he deleted all of his tweets, just under 5,000 of them, but can now see that Twitter has restored some of the old re-tweets. I deleted my tweets on May 8 (I know the date, because I tweeted about it),” he said in a tweet. But when I checked my timeline this morning, Twitter had restored some of the old re-tweets without warning. This is another example of Twitter’s unpredictable infrastructure.
Richard Morrell, open-source developer and former CTO/Chairman of Smoothwall, shared the same problem on Mastodon. Last November I deleted all my tweets, he posted. Then I ran redact and removed all my likes, my media and retweets. 38 thousand tweets gone. Woke up today, 34k of them were restored by Twitter, which is probably a server form backup. As ZDNet reports, Morel said that so far more than 400 people have told him that they too have seen their deleted messages restored. He estimated that more than a million previously deleted tweets have reappeared with only people in his circles.
Specifically, people are reporting that they are seeing deleted tweets from November 2022 and they are reappearing. I’m pretty sure they restored the cold storage, Morel said, because all the restored tweets have date-time attributes. Twitter has yet to issue an explanation for such claims.