Biden launches new Twitter account ahead of inauguration

Biden launches new Twitter account ahead of inauguration
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Joe Biden’s transition team launched a new account for the president-elect Thursday night, @PresElectBiden.

That account will become @POTUS when Biden is inaugurated, while President TrumpDonald TrumpFreedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words Secret Facebook groups of special operations officers include racist comments, QAnon posts: report MORE’s @POTUS account will be archived as @POTUS45.

Creating the account in advance of the inauguration will give Biden’s team time to build up a following before receiving the official institutional account.


Biden’s team has complained that Trump inherited the @POTUS and @WhiteHouse that former President Obama built up during his term.

"These institutional accounts will not automatically retain the followers from the prior administration," Twitter said Thursday.

"People on Twitter who previously followed institutional White House Twitter accounts, or who currently follow relevant Biden or Harris Twitter accounts, will receive in-app alerts and other prompts that will notify them about the archival process, as well as give them the option to follow the new administration’s Twitter accounts."