As Joe Biden was sworn in as President USA, this important political transition was also reflected in the popular social media. On January 20, Biden and his team gained access to a long list of official state accounts on popular social media. platforms, including the account @POTUS on Twitter. At the touch of a button, Biden's administration inherited a "digital loudspeaker" capable of reporting news and shaping the public image of the US government.
The transfer of these official accounts, which includes not only those representing Biden and the White House, but almost every branch of government, has emerged as an important aspect of the wider transition of power, especially since Twitter became the former's favorite online platform. President, <br><br>Donald Trump.
Trump used his staff account on Twitter, @realdonaldtrump, to make important policy announcements, but also to provoke, by launching attacks different species and spreading misinformation. His account was permanently deleted earlier this month, following incidents of violence in Capitol by his supporters.
In addition to the bill @POTUS, created during the Obama administration, Twitter transferred accounts @WhiteHouse, @VP, @FLOTUS and @PressSec to the new administration. Twitter also created a new account, @SecondGentleman, for Doug Emhoff, wife of the Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris.
This is the second such transition between the US presidential administrations, which is captured on Twitter. Unlike the transition four years ago, the Biden government did not inherit the tens of millions of followers on each account. Instead, people on Twitter who previously followed official White House Twitter accounts or who now follow Biden or Harris' relevant "accounts receive in-app notifications and other notifications about the archiving process and the option to track new ones. accounts.
It is worth noting that from the evening of January 19, the bill @POTUS has about 33 million followers while accounts @FLOTUS and @VP have 16 million and 10 million, respectively.
Twitter's approach contrasts with other social media platforms such as Snapchat and YouTube, who stated that Biden's administration would retain existing followers in their respective White House accounts.
Facebook and its affiliate, Instagram, transferred accounts to both platforms, such as pages POTUS and FLOTUS on Facebook and the White House Instagram account on Biden's team. These platforms also doubled the followers on the page Facebook by Joe Biden and the Instagram account on the official page and account POTUS.
While Biden's team may not inherit all of its Twitter followers, it will not start entirely from scratch. Account @ Transition46 of Biden on Twitter was done @WhiteHouse, The @PresElectBiden done @POTUS, The @SenKamalaHarris done @VP, The @FLOTUSBiden done @FLOTUS and @PressSecPsaki done @PressSec.