Twitter confirmed that it is preparing to automatically transfer the @POTUS presidential account to the president-elect (Joe Biden) the moment he takes the oath on the day of the inauguration, and that is whether the president (Donald Trump) abdicates or not.
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.
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.
In the event that Trump continues to oppose his loss and fight his impeachment from the White House on January 20, he will have no say in 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 @realDonaldTrump account after Biden’s inauguration, but the account loses the special protection it received due to Trump’s status as a global leader, which means that it 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.
When President (Barack Obama) left office in 2017, Obama’s presidential accounts were switched 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.