The age of blunt diplomacy? Twitter can be used to escalate global conflict, study says | Curio

The age of blunt diplomacy? Twitter can be used to escalate global conflict, study says

6 mins | Jul 24, 2020

Trump isn't the only one to fire off shots at other world leaders. 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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From The Guardian