Confirmed platform Twitter it is preparing to transfer the presidential account [email protected] Automatically to President-elect (Joe Biden) the moment he takes the oath on the day of the inauguration, and that is whether or not the President (Donald Trump) abdicates.
The same is true at the expense of the White House [email protected] And the US Vice President [email protected] And the first lady [email protected] And a few other official accounts linked to the presidency.
Twitter spokesman Nick Pacilio said in an email: Twitter is actively preparing to support the transfer of corporate Twitter accounts to the White House on January 20, 2021.
He added: As we did with the presidential transition in 2017, this process is taking place in close consultation with the National Archives and Records Administration.
And the handover does not require any kind of information sharing between the outgoing Trump team and the incoming Biden team, according to the company.
All the tweets within those accounts are archived, and Twitter transfers the accounts to Biden on the day of inauguration with deleting previous tweets after archiving them.
Trump protested Biden’s victory, even though the results announced by election officials give Biden the presidential race.
The GSA, the federal agency responsible for the official presidential transition, has so far refused to do so.
This delayed the Biden team’s access to everything from office space to government email addresses, as well as prevented them from using the gov domain. To host an official transitional website.
And if Trump continues to oppose his loss and fight his impeachment from the White House on January 20, he will have no say in him being in charge of one of the presidency’s major digital assets.
Twitter said its representatives will meet with Biden officials in the coming months to discuss details of how the new administrations use the Twitter platform.
Trump continues to control his personal account [email protected] After Biden’s inauguration, the account loses the special protection it received due to Trump’s status as a global leader, which means that he is subject to the same rules as most users across the platform.
In 2016, during the Obama era, the White House announced a plan to transfer digital assets to the next president of the United States.
And when President Barack Obama left office in 2017, Obama’s presidential accounts were transferred to archived accounts under the National Archives and Records Administration.
The Trump White House has refused to engage in a public debate about the details of the presidential transition, which includes what happens with digital assets, such as government Twitter accounts.