As promised, Twitter made Joe Biden’s @POTUS account start with zero followers

As promised, Twitter made Joe Biden’s @POTUS account start with zero followers


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President Biden is going to need some Twitter followers. Twitter wiped out all followers from the @POTUS and @WhiteHouse accounts once Biden was sworn in, today, January 20th, rather than transferring the accounts’ existing followers over to the new administration. That’s what what Rob Flaherty, Biden’s digital director, said would happen in late December.

Here’s the full list of changes today, according to Twitter:

Trump administration Twitter accounts are now publicly archived and include: @POTUS45, @WhiteHouse45, @VP45, @PressSec45, @FLOTUS45 and @SecondLady45.

Accounts for the White House, President, Vice President, First Lady and White House Press Secretary have now inherited their new institutional usernames:

@Transition46 has…

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