Twitter to hand over @POTUS account to Biden on January 20

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(Reuters) – Twitter Inc will transfer control of the @POTUS account to the Joe Biden administration on January 20, the company said.

The @POTUS account is the official account of the President of the United States and is separate from the @realDonaldTrump account that President Donald Trump uses to tweet.

“Twitter is actively preparing to support the institutional transition of the White House Twitter accounts of January 20, 2021. As we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this process is done in close consultation with the Archives and National Archives, ”the company confirmed to Reuters on Saturday.

Twitter will also hand over other White House institutional accounts, such as @FLOTUS, @VP and @whitehouse, on inauguration day.

The development was reported earlier by Politico who added that the transfer of the @POTUS handle does not require any information sharing between the outgoing Trump team and the incoming Biden team.

He also reported that Twitter will meet with Biden transition officials and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the coming months to discuss details of how the new administration will use Twitter.

Biden, who has reached the two-week mark since becoming president-elect, is preparing to take office on January 20, but Trump has refused to concede and is seeking to invalidate or overturn the results through lawsuits and recounts in a number of states. , claiming – without proof – widespread electoral fraud.

Reporting by Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru; Editing by Andrea Ricci

Original © Thomson Reuters Corporation

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