Why do some people think Twitter is shutting down in 2017?

Why do some people think Twitter is shutting down in 2017?

Truth doesn’t often get in the way of a good social media rumour. But word that one of the giants of social media platforms has decided to shut down has got the microblogging community all fired up.

The hashtag #SaveTwitter was the world’s top trend as of Thursday morning. Intriguingly Twitter didn’t rush to debunk it either.

The rumour doing the rounds is that outspoken YouTuber BradTheLadLong, who posts videos commenting on celebrities, had saved copies of all the abuse he has received on the social media platform and managed to convince the powers-that-be that Twitter is not doing a good enough job in protecting people from online abuse.

So as a result of Brad’s lobbying, Twitter, the story goes, has decided to shut up shop next year. However, his Twitter account is certainly not discouraging the idea that Twitter’s little blue bird is due to get its neck wrung.

 

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