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Twitter to transfer @POTUS account to Biden on inauguration day


Twitter will transfer the official account of the US President to President-elect Joe Biden on inauguration day, according to an announcement made by the company Friday. The @POTUS account is associated with the office of the president and separate from the personal Twitter account often used by US President Donald Trump. “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 Administration,” the Twitter spokesperson, Nick Pacilio said in a statement. Earlier this month, Twitter announced that US President Donald Trump will be subject to the same rules as any other user when President-elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20.

Twitter places “public interest” notices on some rule-breaking tweets from world leaders that would otherwise be removed. Such tweets from political candidates and elected or government officials are instead hidden by a warning and Twitter takes actions to restrict their reach.

Reuters contributed to this report

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