Twitter stated in an announcement on Friday that President-elect Joe Biden can be handed over the official @POTUS account when he’s sworn in on Inauguration Day.
Twitter is actively getting ready to help the transition of White Home institutional Twitter accounts on 20th January 2021, a Twitter’s spokesperson stated in an announcement in response to The Verge. As we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this course of is being achieved in shut session with the Nationwide Obtain and Information Administration.
The social media firm plans to do the identical for different handles on the platform too which might be linked to the presidency together with @FLOTUS, @VP, and @whitehouse accounts. No info can be shared between the Trump workforce and the together with Biden administration throughout the handover, the corporate stated.
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Trump’s present tweets and @POTUS can be archived and the corporate will reset the account to zero tweets. This process was the identical in 2016 when President Barack Obama handed over the account to Trump. Even when Trump doesn’t concede, the transition will occur, which he nonetheless hasn’t formally achieved after shedding the presidential election to Biden on 7th November.
Within the final 4 years, Trump has largely been utilizing his private account @realDonaldTrump for many tweeting. As non-public citizen, he’ll have the ability to hold management of that account after the inauguration day.
Nonetheless, his private account on the platform; may very well be far more extremely regulated, and he might even face suspension or removing, in response to Twitter’s insurance policies. It is because his tweets would not fall; below Twitter’s world chief exemptions, that means they might be deemed to be exterior the; firm’s phrases of public curiosity. In the previous few weeks, the corporate has been issuing deceptive; and disputed labels on a number of of Trump’s tweets concerning the election being stolen.
There’s completely no proof to help Trump’s unfounded claims that Democrats rigged the election in opposition to him. On Tuesday, the corporate added a brand new label that reads Official sources referred to as this election otherwise; after Trump falsely claimed he gained the presidential election.
Between Monday and Friday, the label has been utilized to 5 of the President’s tweets.