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Twitter hands over the president’s official account to Biden on his inauguration

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The Twitter platform hands over the official account of the US President on its website to Joe Biden after he took the oath on his inauguration, even though outgoing President Donald Trump did not acknowledge his defeat in the elections, according to what US media reported on Friday.

Twitter spokesperson Nick Basilio said in an email to Politico that the social network is “actively preparing to transfer the White House accounts on Twitter on January 20, 2021.”

He added the process is taking place in cooperation with the Department of Archives and National Records, as it was in 2017.

All tweets posted on the official accounts of the president, first lady, and vice president will be archived before they are deleted, and the accounts will be handed over to the new administration in the White House on the same day.

Trump, who has yet to admit defeat in the November 3 election, is using his personal account, which has 88 million subscribers.

Like the White House account and other official accounts, the president’s official account is mainly used to re-post Trump’s tweets that he sends on his personal account.

Twitter is under pressure to put an end to the president’s misinformation and conspiracy theories.

Since the poll, the platform has added warning messages to several tweets posted by Donald Trump, who continues to confirm his victory and claim widespread fraud caused that, without providing evidence of this.

Joe Biden does not use Twitter to the same extent, as he posted fewer than 7,000 tweets to his 19 million subscribers, compared to 58,000 tweets published by Trump.

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