Twitter to hand @POTUS account to Biden on inauguration day Nov 22, 2020 0 44 12345 Washington: Twitter confirmed on Saturday it will hand control of the presidential @POTUS account to Joe Biden when he is sworn in on inauguration day, even if President Donald Trump has not conceded his election loss. “Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,” the social network said in a statement to AFP.“As we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this process is being done in close consultation with the National Archives and Records Administration,” the statement said. The handover will see all existing tweets on @POTUS, as well as @FLOTUS (the First Lady), @VP (vice president) and other official accounts, archived. The accounts will then be reset to zero tweets and transferred to the incoming Biden White House that day. Trump, who still has not conceded his November 3 loss, used Twitter to help build his political brand and, later, wield the power of the presidency -- though he mainly uses his personal account, @realDonaldTrump, whose 88 million followers dwarf @POTUS’s 32 million. (afp) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES G20 leaders meet online to grapple with Covid-19 fallout Nov 22, 2020 0 532 Pfizer/BioNTech file for emergency approval for virus vaccine Nov 22, 2020 0 416 Trump’s son Don Jr tests positive for Covid-19 Nov 22, 2020 0 407 ‘Numbers don’t lie:’ Walls close in on defiant Trump AFP Washington A defiant Donald Trump again falsely insisted he “won” reelection in his first public appearance for a week Friday, as the US president appeared increasingly isolated over his long-shot bid to stay in .. Hong Kong, Singapore travel bubble popped by virus spike Hong Kong: A planned travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore was scrapped a day before its launch on Saturday after the southern Chinese city announced a sudden spike in coronavirus cases. The decision is both a blow .. Erdogan urges dialogue with EU, says Turkey’s future in Europe Istanbul: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called on the European Union for dialogue, warning the bloc not to become a tool for enmity during escalating tensions over the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey’s .. Demonstrations held in France against planned security law dpa Paris Several thousand people demonstrated against a planned security law in France on Saturday, with protests taking place in Paris, Lille and Montpellier. The draft legislation, which was passed in part by the ..