Donald Trump to take over Obama’s POTUS account

Alfred Hermida, a UBC journalism professor, was interviewed by CBC after it was announced the White House will archive Obama’s tweets and wipe the account clean.

Hermida praised the White House for the decision.

“We tend to think of social media as ephemeral or transitory — we throw something up, and three or four hours later we’ve forgotten all about it,” Hermida said. “But it’s a very forward-thinking idea to archive this and preserve this, and go back and see what the administration at that moment in time was thinking.”