On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will both be sworn into office during the United States’ 59th Presidential Inauguration.
This year, multiple challenging circumstances will require that most people experience this historic ceremony virtually.
Twitter will serve as both a venue for people to watch and talk about this political event, and play a key role in facilitating the transfer of official government communication channels.
Protecting the public conversation
In their January 12 update following the riots in Washington, DC, Twitter outlined the steps they are taking to protect the public conversation on Twitter from attempts to incite violence, organize attacks, and share deliberately misleading information about the election outcome.
These efforts, including open lines of communication with law enforcement, will continue through the inauguration and will adapt as needed if circumstances change in real-time.
Watching Inauguration 2021 live
People on Twitter will be able to watch the inauguration ceremony and the coverage surrounding it via live streams from multiple news outlets and official inauguration feeds, including @JCCIC and @BidenInaugural, through Twitter’s US Elections Hub.
Alongside the livestream of inauguration events, the hub will also include curated Moments, Lists and accounts-to-follow recommendations from trusted and official sources.