The newly elected president Joe BidenJoe Biden Romney on Trump’s election tactics: “It’s hard to imagine worse, more undemocratic action” by President Biden promises that the federal government will pay for the work of the National Coronavirus Guard: “It has to be paid for “Chairmen of parliamentary committees request a briefing from the head of the GSA on the presidential transition MORE ▼ will receive the @POTUS Twitter handle as soon as it is unveiled at the White House in January, whether or not President Trump gives way before, Twitter announced on Friday.
A Twitter spokesman confirmed to The Hill that the technology giant is “actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional accounts to Twitter on January 20, 2021,” which also includes @whitehouse, @VP, @FLOTUS and many others. officials accounts. The process is carried out in consultation with the National Archives and Archives Administration.
Twitter also confirmed that officials will meet with representatives of the Biden-Harris transition team in the coming months to review how the new administration plans to use government-related accounts.
The @POTUS account has more than 32 million followers and will provide Biden with another way to communicate with the public while on duty. Current tweets posted during the Trump administration will be archived and the account will be reset.
Until now, Trump has refused to cede Biden’s presidential race, although Biden was expected to be the winner with 306 votes in Electoral College and will independently receive the @POTUS account in about two months.
The president relied far more heavily on his personal account, which has nearly 89 million followers. His Twitter activity has come under increased scrutiny since the presidential election as he uses the platform to post misleading and false information about voter fraud, much of which has been labeled as misinformation.
As long as Trump’s posts are subject to tighter control than Twitter when he leaves office and loses the protection the platform provides to world leaders, he will continue to have a broad platform through his account to maintain his high position in politics. of the country, an instrument that can remain powerful should it choose to run for a second term in 2024?