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The President’s Twitter accounts will be reset to zero followers on January 20th

Donald Trump supporters are not automatically accepted into the Biden administration.

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The President’s Twitter accounts will be reset to zero followers on January 20th
The President’s Twitter accounts will be reset to zero followers on January 20th

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  • “Accounts don’t automatically keep your existing followers.”

So much Twitter as Facebook promised in November to hand over control of all of the President’s accounts on Jan. 20, 2021, forcing the Trump team to hand over certain position controls of @POTUS, @FLOTUS and @VP to newcomers Joe Biden, Jill Biden and Kamala Harris . The same goes for @WhiteHouse, @PressSec, @Cabinet and @LaCasaBlanca.

“As in 2017, Twitter is actively working with the US government to support the transition between administrations so that the incoming Biden administration has access to the institutional Twitter accounts of the White House,” the company said in a statement.

“The accounts don’t automatically keep their existing followers,” he continued. “Instead, Twitter notifies the followers of these accounts to provide the context for archiving the content and giving them the ability to follow the new Biden manager accounts.”

For example, people who already follow the White House will be notified that the account has been archived (using the identifier @ WhiteHouse45) and given the option to follow Biden’s new @WhiteHouse account.

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