The online social network “is actively preparing for the transition of the White House’s institutional Twitter accounts on January 20, 2021,” Twitter spokesman Nick Pacilio said in an e-mail to Politico.
The operation is carried out in collaboration with the National Archives, as it happened in 2017, Pacilio specified.
All tweets posted to the @POTUS, @FLOTUS, @VP accounts and other official accounts will be archived. Subsequently, the accounts will be reset and handed over to the new White House administration on the same day.
During his tenure, Donald Trump used Twitter extensively. His personal account, @realDonaldTrump, has 88 million followers, well above the number of those following the @POTUS presidential account (32 million), shows agerpres.ro.
@POTUS is mainly used to resend tweets from Donald Trump’s personal account.
Many of Trump’s unexpected announcements were made on Twitter.
Since the November 3 presidential election, the platform has added warning messages to several tweets from Donald Trump, in the context in which he continues to claim that he won the election and that the victory of his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, is linked of massive fraud, but without providing evidence in this regard.