Twitter to Hand @POTUS Account to Joe Biden on Inauguration Day

Twitter will hand management of the presidential @POTUS account to Joe Biden when he is sworn in on inauguration day, even if US President Donald Trump has not conceded his election reduction, US media reported Friday.

The social media giant is “actively getting ready to help the transition of White Home institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,” Twitter spokesperson Nick Pacilio told Politico in an electronic mail.

The approach is remaining accomplished in consultation with the Nationwide Archives, as it was in 2017, he explained.

The handover will see all present tweets on @POTUS, as properly as @FLOTUS, @VP and other official accounts, archived.

The accounts will then be reset to zero tweets and transferred to the incoming Biden White Home that day.

Trump, who nevertheless has not conceded his November three reduction, made use of Twitter to assist make his political brand and, later on, wield the electrical power of the presidency — although he largely utilizes his personalized account, @realDonaldTrump, whose 88 million followers dwarf @POTUS’s 32 million.

The @POTUS account is largely made use of to retweet Trump’s personalized account as properly as the White Home and other accounts.

Trump’s regular habit of abruptly announcing new policies on the platform has led to extended-standing complaints of governing by tweet.

Twitter has extended come below stress to curb the president’s use of the web page to spread misinformation and conspiracy theories.

Given that the election the corporation has slapped warning labels on lots of Trump tweets as he continues to insist, in spite of proof to the contrary, that he won the vote, and that Biden’s victory is down to enormous fraud.

Biden, for his component, is a far a lot more sedate Twitter consumer. He has sent significantly less than seven,000 tweets to his 19 million followers, in contrast to Trump’s 58,000.

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