Twitter Inc says all existing tweets on @POTUS, @F LOTUS, @VP, and other official accounts will be archived, reset to zero tweets, and transferred to the incoming US administration on January 20.
Twitter says its transition process is being done in close consultation with the National Archives and Records.
“Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021”.
“As we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this process is being done in close consultation with the National Archives and Records.”
The @POTUS account is the official account of the President of the United States and is separate from the @realDonaldTrump account that President Donald Trump uses to tweet.
It also reported that Twitter will meet transition officials of Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the coming months to discuss the particulars of how the new administration will use Twitter.
Biden, who has reached the two-week mark since becoming president-elect, is preparing to take office on January 20, but Trump has refused to concede and is seeking to invalidate or overturn the results through lawsuits and recounts in a number of states, claiming – without proof – widespread voter fraud.