Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc will transfer the control of the @POTUS account to the President-elect Joe Biden on Jan 20, said by social media companies.
The @POTUS is the official account on both the social media platforms of the President of the United States. The @POTUS account is separate from the president’s personal account in order to write or share posts.
“Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021. As we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this process is being done in close consultation with the National Archives and Records,” confirmed by companies to Reuters.
The social media giants Facebook and Twitter will also hand over other institutional handles for the White House, Vice President and first lady of the United States on inauguration day.
“In 2017, we worked with both the Obama Administration and incoming Trump Administration to make sure the transition of their Facebook and Instagram accounts was seamless on January 20th, and we expect to do the same here,” Facebook said in response to a question from Reuters.
An American political journalism company ‘Politico’ reported earlier that the transfer of the @POTUS Twitter handle needs no sharing of information among the outgoing Trump team and incoming Joe Biden team.
There are also reports that the Twitter representatives will be meeting with the transition officials of Joe Biden and Vice president Kamala Harris in approaching months in order to discuss the specifics of how the new management will use Twitter.
It’s been two weeks since Joe Biden became the president-elect in the 2020 elections, and is formulating his strategy to take office in January 2021. However, current president Donald Trump is refused to accept defeat and is looking to invalidate or overturn the results through proceedings and recounts in a number of swing states, while without giving evidence of widespread voter fraud.