Twitter, Facebook to turn over @POTUS account to Biden on January 20

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Reuters Released at: November 22, 2020 Upgraded at: November 22, 2020 18: 11 Facebook and twitter will transfer control of the @POTUS account to the Joe Biden administration on Jan. 20, the social networks business said on Saturday. The @POTUS account on both platforms is the main account of the President of the United States. […]

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Released at: November 22, 2020

Upgraded at: November 22, 2020 18: 11

Facebook and twitter will transfer control of the @POTUS account to the Joe Biden administration on Jan. 20, the social networks business said on Saturday.

The @POTUS account on both platforms is the main account of the President of the United States. It is separate from the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account and the @DonaldTrump Facebook page that U.S. President Donald Trump primarily uses to compose his posts.

” Twitter is actively preparing to support the shift of White Home institutional Twitter accounts on January 20 th,2021 As we provided for the governmental transition in 2017, this procedure is being done in close consultation with the National Archives and Records,” the company confirmed to Reuters on Saturday.

The social networks giants will likewise turn over other institutional deals with – for the White Home, vice president and first woman of the United States – on inauguration day.

” In 2017, we dealt with both the Obama Administration and incoming Trump Administration to make certain the transition of their Facebook and Instagram accounts was smooth on January 20 th, and we expect to do the same here,” Facebook said in action to a query from Reuters.

Politico reported previously that the handover of the @POTUS Twitter deal with requires no sharing of information in between the outbound Trump team and inbound Biden team.

It likewise reported that Twitter will satisfy transition authorities of Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the coming months to talk about the particulars of how the new administration will use Twitter.

Biden, who has actually reached the two-week mark since ending up being president-elect, is preparing to take workplace on Jan. 20, however Trump has actually refused to concede and is looking for to revoke or reverse the results through claims and states in a variety of states, declaring – without evidence – prevalent citizen fraud.


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