Trump’s Twitter followers will reportedly not be transferred to Biden automatically after he is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.
While Trump boasts of over 88 million followers on his private Twitter account, the President also has millions of followers on government-led accounts including @POTUS and @WhiteHouse.
When Biden takes over the mentioned US government Twitter accounts, the followers will not be transferred automatically as they previously were.
According to the reports, Trump instantly received millions of followers on @POTUS and @WhiteHouse accounts after he took office following Obama’s term.
As per the new change, millions of Twitter users will be asked if they wish to continue following government-led accounts once Biden takes over rather than becoming followers automatically.
The change was confirmed in an official Twitter statement.
“As we did in 2017, Twitter is actively working with the US government to support the transition of Twitter accounts across administrations, so that the incoming Biden administration will have access to institutional White House Twitter accounts,” a spokesperson said.
“The accounts will not automatically retain their existing followers. Instead, Twitter will notify followers of these accounts to provide context that the content will be archived and allow them the choice to follow the Biden administration’s new accounts.”
The statement also provided an example: “For example, people who follow @WhiteHouse will be notified that the account has been archived as @WhiteHouse45 and given the option to follow the new @WhiteHouse account.”
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