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Russia: Controversy On Twitter Use in the Government

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Governance, International Relations, Media & Journalism, Politics, Technology, RuNet Echo

Russian General Prosecutor's Office registered [1] [RUS] a Twitter-account @genproc [2] [RUS]. Previously [3] [RUS], Federal Anti-monopoly Service got @rus_fas [4] [RUS] account. While more than 20 high [3] [RUS] Russian officials already started tweeting [5], country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is sceptical about the new media which it considers an “information weapon.” [6]