Twitter has stated that it will hand over the control of United States of America president’s official account to Joe Biden.
According to Twitter, the official Twitter account currently in use by President Donald Trump will be handed over to Joe Biden by January 20th 2021 regardless of whether Donald Trump has left the White House or not.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump of United States of America is yet to accept defeat.
And has not vacated the White House for President-elect Joe Biden. “But the Potus Twitter account will be handed over to Biden anyway”, according to Twitter.
“Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,’ Twitter spokesperson Nick Pacilio told Politico.
However, Donald Trump has tweeted 10,900 times since taking over the POTUS account in January 2017.
Nevertheless, all his posts will be archived and an account tallying zero Tweets will be passed to Biden on January 20th 2021.
Twitter said there would be no need to share information between the outgoing and incoming presidency teams.
Moreover, it is likely to have little difference to Trump, who boosts more than double the number of followers on his personal account @realDonaldTrump
Other accounts to be moved on to the next administration include @WhiteHouse, @VP and @FLOTUS.
However, First Lady, Melania Trump has only tweeted 1,297 times in the last four years. While Vice President Mike Pence posted 9,294 times.
When President Barack Obama left the White House in 2017, the administration’s Twitter accounts were archived and left to the management of the National Archives and Records Administration.
A @POTUS45 account has already been set up, presumably as a placeholder for Trump’s official tweets as president.
Yesterday, Trump returned to the White House briefing room for the first time since the elections. And once again claimed he ‘won’ despite trailing Biden by millions of votes.
POTUS has 32.8million followers, while realDonaldTrump, set up in 2009, has 88.9million.
But as soon as the presidency is handed over to Biden, Trump will lose the protection under Twitter’s ‘world leaders’ policy. Which allowed tweets that broke the rules to remain up with a warning.