Twitter is preparing for the handover. The social network said Friday, November 20 in an email sent by its spokesperson to the information site Politico (in English) prepare “actively transitioning the White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20, 2021”. More than two weeks after his defeat in the presidential election, Donald Trump has still not admitted being beaten by Joe Biden.
The transition is carried out in collaboration with the National Archives, as was the case in 2017, said spokesperson Nick Palacio. All tweets posted to @POTUS, @FLOTUS, @VP and other official profiles will be archived. The accounts will then be reset and turned over to the new White House administration on the same day.
The @POTUS account (32 million subscribers) is mostly used to retweet Donald Trump’s personal account, which has 88 million subscribers, as well as that of the White House and other accounts. Since the election, the platform has added warning messages to many of Donald Trump’s tweets, as he continues to claim that he won the election and that his Democratic opponent’s victory is linked to a massive fraud, without providing any evidence.