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The Peaceful Transfer of @POTUS


Since November, Washington has been consumed by transition talk – from cabinet appointments to a new family in the White House. But as the first “social media president” prepares to leave office, what about the digital transition – and, specifically, for tweet-friendly Trump, the fate of @POTUS?

The presidential handle will indeed turn over to the Trump Administration (as with @WhiteHouse, @VP and others) on Inauguration Day – keeping its 11 million followers, but with a fresh timeline – while President Obama’s tweets will be archived at @POTUS44 and NARA.

What happens to @realDonaldTrump, followed by 19.7 million, remains to be seen.

Samantha Pepi, Story Partners

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