At a time when US President Donald Trump continues to claim that he won the recent US election, Twitter has said that it will transfer ownership of the @POTUS account to President-elect Joe Biden when he is sworn in on Wednesday. the opening.
An official Twitter spokesperson in a statement to The Verge said: “Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of the institutional White House Twitter accounts on January 20, 2021, as we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this The process is being carried out in close consultation with the National Archives and Records Administration. “
Other presidential accounts, including @whitehouse, @VP, and @FLOTUS, will also change ownership and go to office holders in the new US administration.
Twitter says it will transfer the account of the US President to Biden even if President Donald Trump does not grant an election. So far, Trump has refused to accept that he lost and continues to tweet that he actually won the US election.
At the same time, Donald Trump will continue to control his personal Twitter account @realDonaldTrump, after Biden’s inauguration. Although, the personal account will lose the special protection it receives due to Trump’s status as a world leader, which means that your account will be subject to the same rules that apply to most users of the platform.
In the wake of Trump’s tweets denying the declared results of the US elections, his Twitter account has been called for suspension for spreading false news. However, Twitter has so far refrained from taking such action. Instead, he has labeled misleading tweets made from Trump’s account as “disputed.”
Former US President Barack Obama is the most followed person on Twitter with more than 125 million followers. Canadian singer Justin Bieber is the second most followed person with 113 million followers and American pop artist Katy Perry with 109 million followers is the third most followed person on the microblogging site.
Donald Trump is currently the sixth most followed person with 89 million followers and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the fifteenth most followed person on Twitter with more than 63 million followers.