‘The pertinence and perils of twiplomacy’ | T. Agotha- The Independent

‘The pertinence and perils of twiplomacy’ | T. Agotha- The Independent

In the midst of the recent upheaval in Turkey, Prime Minister Erdogan has called Twitter the worst ‘menace’ to society. To be sure, these still hold, and while diplomats have stepped out of the halls of power and into the real world long ago, they now have to step into the virtual world ‘where the wild things are’ as well, if they want to be an effective force of good for their country. The tumultuous advent of Twitter and other social media have only underscored that reality. Governments will have to adapt to the fact that ‘everyone talks to everyone all the time about everything’ and adapt.

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