Admin Reporter- POOJA1

Nov 21 2020

Twitter to hand over @POTUS account to President-elect Biden on Jan 20

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that it will handover the @POTUS (President of the United States) account to American President-elect Joe Biden after he is inaugurated on January 20, 2021, regardless of whether incumbent leader Donald Trump concedes before that.The POTUS US government account currently has more than 32.8 million followers. The current tweets posted during the Trump administration will be archived, and the account will be reset to zero tweets.




In a statement to The Hill news website, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed on Friday that the tech giant is "actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021", which also includes @WHITEHOUSE, @VP, @FLOTUS, and a number of other official accounts.The process is being done in consultation with the National Archives and Records Administration, the spokesperson added.

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