Twitter intends to give Democratic nominee Joe Biden the president’s official U.S. government Twitter account on Jan. 20, 2021, regardless of whether President Donald Trump concedes.
Twitter is “actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,” according to a statement the tech company gave to The Hill. The accounts they plan to switch also include @whitehouse, @VP, @FLOTUS, and other official government handles.
Twitter also said that representatives of the company will be meeting with members of the Biden transition team in the near future to discuss how the incoming administration plans to use its new accounts.
The official @POTUS account, which has more than 32 million followers, will be reset to zero tweets on Inauguration Day, at which point Trump’s tweets will be deleted and archived.
Twitter has been front and center during the 2020 presidential election, facing accusations that they interfered in the political process by unfairly censoring stories unflattering to