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The age of blunt diplomacy?

6 mins | Jul 24, 2020
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Twitter can be used to escalate global conflict, study says. In their King's College London study titled "Escalation by Tweet: Managing the New Nuclear Diplomacy", Dr Heather Williams and Dr Alexi Drew concluded that "while tweets from US government officials may help shape the American public narrative and provide greater insights into the nation's decision-making, they can also create confusion, upend diplomatic communications and escalate global tensions." Adrienne Matei, from the Guardian, takes a closer look into their work.

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