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The transfer of executive Twitter power

Posted On: Mar 7, 2021   |   Posted By: Fortune

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were officially sworn into office on Wednesday, setting into motion another less ceremonious transfer of power: the handover of the official Twitter handles.
Biden's administration now controls the Twitter handles POTUS , VP , FLOTUS , WhiteHouse , and PressSec , along with two new accounts WHCOS for the White House chief of staff and WHCommsDir for the administration's communications director. Twitter also created a brand new handle for the nation's first-ever Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, who can be found at SecondGentleman .
But anyone who previously followed the official Twitter accounts under Donald Trump's administration will have to refollow the accounts to get updates from Biden's administration. Trump's POTUS account has been archived as POTUS45 and will be maintained by the National Archives Records Administration.
The passing of the handles represents far more than it ever has in the past. The accounts have the potential to reach millions of...

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