Twitter’s POTUS account will reportedly be reset to zero followers when Biden takes over – TechCrunch

In this country, we have a fairly peaceful transfer of power to the executive office, in view of even the hardest contested elections. Some circumstances have led many to question whether the tradition will continue on 20 January. However, despite his outspoken opposition, the current president Agreed to move aside, All of his legal maneuvers should be reduced (something that seems a certainty at this point).

Of course, there is nothing in the Constitution that guides the peaceful transition of passwords – strangely, the ancestors of this country did not possess the foresight to predict Twitter . The service has already outlined what happens to Trump’s account when he steps down. That is, he loses the protections that come with being a political figure.

CEO Jack Dorsey said at last month’s congressional hearing, “If an account is no longer a sudden world leader, then that particular policy goes away.” But what about the incoming president? What will the transition look like for Biden? And what if Trump has not officially suggested abandoning the @Potus account?

He is not really keen to accept the results of this election and is not one to voluntarily give a platform – especially with 33 million followers (usually a fraction of Trump’s main account).

Nick Pacilio of Twitter’s communications, government and news team offered the following statement to TechCrunch on the matter: “Twitter has been in ongoing discussions with the Biden transition team on many aspects related to the White House account transfer.”

The company, perhaps not understood, did not directly answer the question, but working with the incoming team is a simple way to transfer any issues to more than a dozen accounts, The Wall Street Journal notes. As mentioned, the current tweets will be deleted and the incoming administration will start from scratch – a net positive for the Biden team, given … polarizing the nature of the previous president’s feed.

according to this Biden’s digital director, POTUS and White House accounts will also reset to zero followers, a change in the Trump transition to Obama. Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account has already lost a major follower. Earlier this week, CEO Jack Dorsey Unfollowed the presidentAlong with Biden and other prominent politicians including Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.