Twitter prepares for transfer of power


FILE – This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. A tech-focused civil liberties group on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, sued to block President Donald Trump’s executive order that seeks to regulate social media, saying it violates the First Amendment and chills speech. Trump’s order, signed in late May, could allow more lawsuits against internet companies like Twitter and Facebook for what their users post, tweet and stream. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) Twitter prepares to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts.

Twitter says they are actively preparing to change the president of the United States, First Lady of the United States, and Press Secretary accounts, just as they did in 2017.

The process is being done in close consultation with the national archives and records administration.

The NRAA has historically played a role in appropriately preserving records following administration transitions.

The Twitter transition will switch over on January 21, 2021.

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