• Twitter is politically relevant

    Twitter is politically relevant0

    Today, 336 million people worldwide use Twitter every month, and it’s become so important that it’s being used to influence the outcomes of elections and other significant events. (Photo: AP) Since Twitter’s creation in 2008, the microblogging platform has become an irreplaceable part of both media and the internet, as millions of users type out

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  • Twiplomacy Study 20180

    Executive Summary All the world’s atwitter! Or almost. Ninety-seven percent of all 193 UN member states have an official presence on the platform. The governments of only six countries, namely Laos, Mauritania, Nicaragua, North Korea, Swaziland and Turkmenistan do not have an official presence on the platform. Even the Chinese government’s State Council Information Office

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  • The Twitter Purge and Digital Diplomacy in the Middle East0

    The company’s crackdown on fake accounts caused a stir in some regional countries, but the expanding use of encrypted messaging platforms may say more about the people’s sentiment toward their leaders. When Twitter purged millions of fake accounts on July 13, Saudi Arabia seized on the incident as an opportunity to embarrass its rival Qatar.

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