Twitter will hand over control of the US presidential account @POTUS to Joe Biden when he takes the oath on the day of the investiture, even if then Donald Trump has not admitted its electoral defeat, they reported this Fridays American media.
The red social is “actively preparing to support the transition of Institutional White House Twitter accounts on January 20, 2021, “Twitter spokesman Nick Pacilio told Politico in an email.
The process is being carried out in consultation with the National Archive, just as it was done in 2017, he said.
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What will happen to Donald Trump’s tweets?
As part of the handover, all tuits existing @POTUS, as well as @FLOTUS (the account of the first lady), @VP (that of the Vice President) and others official accounts.
- The accounts are then will reset tweets to zero and will be transferred to the new occupant of the White House that day.
Trump, who has yet to admit his November 3 defeat, used Twitter to help build his political brand and later wield the power of the presidency, though he primarily uses his personal account, @realDonaldTrump, whose 88 million followers Outshine the 32 million @POTUS.
The @POTUS account is largely used to retweet the personal account of Trumpas well as that of the White House and other accounts.
Trump’s frequent habit of abruptly announcing decisions and new policies in the red social It has sparked long-standing criticism of governing by tweet.
Pressure on Twitter
Twitter has been under pressure, particularly in recent months, to limit the president’s use of the platform to spread misinformation and conspiracy theories.
Since the elections, the network has put warning labels on many Trump tweets in which he continues to insist, despite evidence to the contrary, that he won the election and that Biden’s victory is due to massive fraud.
Biden, meanwhile, is a Twitter user much more measured.
He has sent less than 7,000 tweets to his 19 million followers, compared to 58,000 for Trump.
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