Social media companies said on Saturday that Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. will transfer control of the @PUSUS account to the Joe Biden administration on January 20.
The @POTUS account on both platforms is the official account of the President of the United States. This is different from the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account and the @DonaldTrump Facebook page that US President Donald Trump mostly uses to write his posts.
“Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of institutional Twitter accounts to the White House on January 20, 2021. As we did for the president’s transition in 2017, the process is in close consultation with the National Archives and Records “The company confirmed to Reuters on Saturday.
The social media giants will also hand out other institutional handles – to the White House, the United States Vice President and First Lady – on Inauguration Day.
In response to a question Facebook said, “In 2017, we worked with both the Obama administration and the incoming Trump administration to ensure that transactions on their Facebook and Instagram accounts on January 20 were smooth and we did the same Expect to do. ” Reuters
Politico previously reported that there is no need to share any information between the outgoing Trump team and the upcoming Biden team, citing the @POTUS Twitter handle.
It also reported that Twitter will meet with Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris transition officials in the coming months to discuss how the new administration will use Twitter.
Biden, who has reached the two-week mark since the presidential election, is preparing to assume office on January 20, but Trump has refused and is trying to invalidate or reverse the results through lawsuits. And is counted in many states. , Claims without proof – widespread voter fraud.