December 23rd According to a report by the Hill on the 22nd, Rob Flaherty, the digital director of the Biden team, said that Twitter will empty fans of the official accounts such as the President of the United States and the White House, and then hand over to the Biden team.
The move, according to Flaherty, was not the same as the previous administration’s move, which was “when the Trump administration absorbed all the Obama administration’s fans at @POTUS and @WhiteHouse, the official White House account”. He also stressed that the decision was made by Twitter.
Twitter confirmed that in addition to the above two accounts, there are also official accounts of the vice president, cabinet, press secretary and other official accounts of the U.S. government, which will not automatically retain fans when handed over to Biden on the day of the inauguration ceremony.” Twitter will notify followers of these accounts that they can choose to follow the new Biden administration. Twitter said.
It is understood that the number of official account fans of the President of the United States and the White House has reached 33 million and 26 million respectively. It was previously reported that these accounts would be transferred to the Biden administration on January 20, 2021, and the previous tweets would be archived and the content of the posting would be zero.