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Social media for politicians a double-edged sword

Observers weigh in, when asked about Donald Trump's choice of Twitter to converse with the American people

Mr Trump is believed to be the first truly Twitter-native US president, whose indiscriminate, sometimes emotionally-charged tweets can move stock markets and threaten diplomatic ties.


THE use of social media by politicians to disseminate official messages can be a double-edged sword - this was the unanimous view of observers, when asked by The Business Times about Twitter being US President Donald Trump's platform of choice to converse with the American...

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