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Druze Leader Walid Joumbulatt Takes to Twitter

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Lebanon, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Politics

Lebanese politician and Druze [1] leader Walid Joumblatt [2] is on Twitter – and had a hard time proving it really was him.

The account set up on October 27 has attracted about 17,000 followers so far — and a confirmation from the man himself.

Lebanese blogger Mustapha Hamoui quips:

After a three day hiatus after starting the account, the man went on a Twitter storm. To date, he has amassed 666 tweets, all in English, discussing Lebanese and regional politics and other tidbits.