At a time when US President Donald Trump continues to claim he won the recent US election, Twitter he said he will transfer ownership of the @POTUS account to President-elect Joe Biden when he is sworn in on inauguration day.
An official spokesperson for Twitter in a statement to The Verge he said, “Twitter actively prepares to support the institutional transition of the White House Twitter accounts on January 20, 2021, as we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this process is carried out in close consultation with the National Archives and Records Administration. “
Other presidential accounts, including @whitehouse, @VP, and @FLOTUS, will also change ownership and go to the office holders of the new US administration.
Twitter he is saying he will transfer the account of the US president to Biden even if President Donald Trump does not grant the election. So far, Trump has refused to accept that he lost and continues to tweet that he actually won the election in the United States.
At the same time, Donald Trump will continue to monitor his staff Twitter @realDonaldTrump account, after Biden’s oath. Although the personal account will lose the special protection it gets due to Trump’s status as a world leader, which means his account will be subject to the same rules that apply to most users on the platform.
In the wake of Trump’s tweets denying the declared results of the US elections, there have been calls that his Twitter the account should be suspended for spreading fake news. However, Twitter has so far refrained from taking such actions. Instead, he labeled the misleading tweets made by Trump’s account as “disputed”.
Former US President Barack Obama is the most followed person on Twitter with over 125 million followers. Canadian singer Justin Bieber is the second most followed person with 113 million followers and American pop artist Katy Perry with 109 million followers is the third most followed person on microblogging site.
Donald Trump is currently the sixth most followed person with 89 million followers and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the fifteenth most followed person on Twitter with over 63 million followers.
In a statement, Twitter said they will transfer the @POTUS account to President-elect Joe Biden’s team on January 20, 2021. That will happen even if Donald Trump doesn’t admit he lost the election.
- Twitter will transfer the @POTUS account to Joe Biden on opening day.
- Other official accounts like @whitehouse, @VP and @FLOTUS will also change ownership.
- Trump will continue to have access to @realDonaldTrump which has over 89 million followers.