Need some help to understand how / why "@France_Inte @PKuchly57 @Milipol_Paris" are removed?

Thanks for the help in advance.

I am working on NLP wk1 assignment 1. In the template, the first tweet was used to demo how the “process_tweet” function works. I dived into the util.py but can not understand how these phrases "
@France_Inte @PKuchly57 @Milipol_Paris" are removed.

Thank you.

This is just a guess based on looking at the code, but I think it’s probably the TweetTokenizer function, which is imported from nltk. Notice that it’s got a keyword strip_handles that is set to True. That sounds like what you’re after, right?

Thank you, Paul, for the msg. Best regards.