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Twitter to hand over @POTUS account to Biden on Inauguration Day

“Twitter is actively getting ready to assist the transition of White Home institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,” the corporate stated.

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Whereas President Donald Trump has refused to concede the election, one factor he cannot block is the handover of the official @POTUS Twitter account. 

Twitter confirmed that management over the official account for the President of the USA will go to the Biden administration on Inauguration Day. 

The @POTUS account is totally different from @realDonaldTrump, Trump’s private account the place he does the overwhelming majority of his tweeting.  

“Twitter is actively getting ready to assist the transition of White Home institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021. As we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this course of is being carried out in shut session with the Nationwide Archives and Information Administration,” Twitter stated in an announcement.

A handful of different official accounts that shall be handed over embrace @WhiteHouse, @VP, @FLOTUS. The corporate confirmed to POLITICO the handover would not require the Trump workforce to share any data with the Biden workforce. 

In 2017, when the official accounts have been handed over from President Obama to President Trump the Twitter feeds have been cleaned and an archive of Obama’s tweets was arrange on the @POTUS44 account. The same Tweet archive was established for Obama’s press secretary and the official White home photographer

Final week, Twitter confirmed to Reuters that Trump shall be topic to the identical guidelines as another consumer as soon as President-elect Biden takes workplace. Twitter locations “public curiosity” notices on some rule-breaking tweets from “world leaders” that may in any other case be eliminated, however the exception would not apply to former workplace holders, Reuters reported.

President Trump has been making an attempt to subvert the presidential election ends in key states, however up to now his marketing campaign has had little success in court docket. 

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