When Joe Biden is sworn in on Wednesday, he will take command of the @POTUS and @WhiteHouse Twitter accounts in one more formal transfer of electric power.
Twitter outlined late Thursday how it would transfer the accounts, which contain @VP, @FLOTUS and @PressSec as nicely as a new account, @SecondGentleman.
“As we did in 2017, Twitter is actively performing with the US governing administration to guidance the archival and changeover of Twitter accounts throughout administrations,” Twitter wrote in a website write-up. “As President-elect Biden is sworn in on January 20, 2021, Twitter will aid the transfer of institutional White Residence Twitter accounts.”
The Biden camp also unveiled a new Twitter account, @PresElectBiden, to assist the president-elect provide aboard followers prior to Inauguration Working day. His aides have complained that Biden is not having the exact deference as Donald Trump, who held onto all of President Barack Obama’s @potus and @whitehouse followers.
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“These institutional accounts will not quickly keep the followers from the prior administration,” Twitter stated. “People today on Twitter who previously followed institutional White Household Twitter accounts, or who presently stick to related Biden or Harris Twitter accounts, will acquire in-app alerts and other prompts that will notify them about the archival process, as properly as give them the possibility to stick to the new administration’s Twitter accounts.”
The Trump administration’s @POTUS account will be publicly archived as @POTUS45, just as Obama was archived as @POTUS44, Twitter stated.
Ahead of President Donald Trump’s personal account was forever banned from Twitter past 7 days, the @POTUS account was filled with retweets of the personal account.
Twitter mentioned the new institutional accounts will also be listed in Twitter’s US Elections Hub during the presidential inauguration.
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