San Francisco, November 21
Twitter goes to switch the @POTUS account to President-elect Joe Biden the day he’s sworn in, even when Donald Trump doesn’t concede.
In accordance with a report in Politico, the micro-blogging platform will take the identical motion for @whitehouse, @VP, @FLOTUS, and different official accounts related to the US president.
“Twitter is actively making ready to assist the transition of White Home institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,” a Twitter spokesperson stated in a press release.
“As we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this course of is being carried out in shut session with the Nationwide Archives and Information Administration”.
All current tweets on these accounts can be archived and Twitter will switch the accounts — reset to zero tweets — to Biden.
Trump will proceed to regulate his private account, @realDonaldTrump, after Biden’s inauguration.
From January 20 subsequent yr, Trump will lose particular privileges on Twitter and his tweets can be handled as another person.
Twitter provides particular privileges to world leaders and another officers, leaving rule-breaking content material on-line if there’s “a transparent public curiosity worth to retaining the tweet on the service.” “Twitter confirmed that Trump’s @realDonaldTrump account can be topic to the identical guidelines as another person — together with bans on inciting violence and posting false details about voting or the coronavirus pandemic,” The Verge reported earlier.
“Twitter’s method to world leaders, candidates, and public officers relies on the precept that individuals ought to be capable to select to see what their leaders are saying with clear context,” an organization spokesperson was quoted as saying.
“Which means that we might apply warnings and labels, and restrict engagement to sure tweets. This coverage framework applies to present world leaders and candidates for workplace, and never personal residents once they not maintain these positions”.
The adjustments will cowl Trump’s private account. — IANS