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Saudi Arabia and Qatar Go Tit for Tat on Twitter

Aug 23, 2017 | 19:36 GMT
Twitter has become a primary theater in the war of words between Doha and Riyadh.

Doha and Riyadh have breathed new life into their feud through social media, turning Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, along with state-backed media outlets, into minefields of often dubious information.

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Social media is a relatively new weapon of diplomacy, and a powerful one at that. Harnessing the tool -- and controlling the fallout -- could prove a greater challenge than Riyadh and Doha expected. ...

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