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Biden @POTUS Account Reset to Zero With Trump Followers Out

  • Followers were transfered to Trump from Obama in 2017
  • First lady, press secretary accounts also reset to zero
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Twitter has told President-elect Joe Biden’s team that President Donald Trump’s followers will not carry over to the official accounts assigned to the new president and White House in January, a reversal from the last transition.

The move would mean the Biden administration’s accounts will start with zero followers, cutting off a way for Biden to instantly reach millions of people who currently follow the official accounts used by Trump. The @POTUS account has more than 33 million followers while @WhiteHouse has 26 million.