The Gist

New President, New Twitter Followers?

Is there a case for resetting the count to zero on Inauguration Day?

In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Friday’s edition of The Gist, host Mike Pesca wonders whether Twitter should reset all of POTUS’s followers to zero on Inauguration Day.

Is there precedent for wiping the Twitter account clean? Hear why Mike thinks there might not be—and why people should just opt out if they don’t want to be following the new president.

Tune into this week’s NOTBAT to hear more.

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