I agree and also don’t (which describes view on anything as I approach 50. What the fucks happens to us???)
It makes is safer for the privacy of the users to use that approach.
Conversely, we have the POTUS and many other government officials and official spokespeople for companies and organizations making public statements via Twitter, Facebook and other social media. Those are now akin to public statements/documents, and should be saved for that very reason.
This is a huge dilemma that will only get worse. People who do something wrong will continue to attempt to hide it after the fact, and social platforms are no different.
As an example, if I tweeted, “I want to rape you,” to some woman on Twitter, then deleted it or cancelled my account after, but later had other actions against her, shouldn’t that be discoverable information for legal or similar reasons? Shouldn’t she be able to go to the authorities and say, “well he tweeted it to me and I’d like to be able to get a restraining order, you should be able to get it from Twitter.”
How do you balance situations like that?