[Ed. – Oh, the humanity! But look it this way: Biden had the highest popular vote total of any U.S. president in history if you believe the 2020 vote totals. With the sort of enthusiasm he has already generated, he should have billions of followers on day one.]
When President Barack Obama left office in 2017, his administration urged Twitter to pass along not only the official accounts for the president and the White House but their millions of followers to President Donald Trump. Twitter appears to have complied.
That won’t be happening when President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January, according to Biden’s digital director, Rob Flaherty.
Flaherty tweeted on Tuesday morning that the company informed the Biden team that it “will have to start from zero” with its follower count.
In 2020, Twitter has informed us that as of right now the Biden administration will have to start from zero. https://t.co/wj1R02SmiK
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) December 22, 2020