It didn’t take long for there to be a little bit of controversy when Donald Trump’s administration took over the @POTUS Twitter account. As in it was immediate. Initially, the Twitter page (archived here) had a photo of a presidential inauguration as its background image. The problem was that it was from Obama’s first inauguration in 2009.
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And no, as an archive of the page from before noon Friday shows, the Obama administration was not using that photo as its background image. After the photo choice started to get attention on social media, the background image was changed to a generic on of the American flag.
Trump is still maintaining his personal account, @realDonaldTrump. The Obama administration tweets were moved to a new account, @POTUS44, which is being maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration and automatically followed by existing followers of @POTUS. A similar procedure was used for other Obama administration social media accounts.
[Photo: Twitter screen grab]
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