Twitter will hand management of the presidential @POTUS account to Joe Biden when he’s sworn in on inauguration day, even when US President Donald Trump has not conceded his election loss, US media reported Friday.
The social media large is “actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,” Twitter spokesperson Nick Pacilio instructed Politico in an e-mail.
The course of is being completed in session with the National Archives, because it was in 2017, he stated.
The handover will see all present tweets on @POTUS, in addition to @FLOTUS, @VP and different official accounts, archived.
The accounts will then be reset to zero tweets and transferred to the incoming Biden White House that day.
Trump, who nonetheless has not conceded his November 3 loss, used Twitter to assist construct his political model and, later, wield the facility of the presidency — although he primarily makes use of his private account, @actualDonaldTrump, whose 88 million followers dwarf @POTUS’s 32 million.
The @POTUS account is basically used to retweet Trump’s private account in addition to the White House and different accounts.
Trump’s frequent behavior of abruptly asserting new insurance policies on the platform has led to long-standing complaints of governing by tweet.
Twitter has lengthy come beneath stress to curb the president’s use of the positioning to unfold misinformation and conspiracy theories.
Since the election the corporate has slapped warning labels on many Trump tweets as he continues to insist, regardless of proof to the opposite, that he gained the vote, and that Biden’s victory is down to large fraud.
Biden, for his half, is a much more sedate Twitter consumer. He has despatched lower than 7,000 tweets to his 19 million followers, in contrast to Trump’s 58,000.
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