Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Kerry warns Trump against abusing Twitter

--  Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday rebuked America’s incoming tweeter-in-chief, Donald Trump, warning Americans that “we have a problem” if the president-elect sets policy via social media to escape accountability.

“If policy is gonna be made in 140 characters on Twitter and every reasonable measurement of accountability is being bypassed and people don’t care about it, we have a problem,” Kerry said Tuesday morning during a moderated discussion with Judy Woodruff of “PBS NewsHour.” “And it’s not just our problem here in the United States. It’s all over the world.”
 
Indeed, Trump has notoriously used his Twitter account as his primary messaging platform since he launched his presidential campaign. His erratic tweets, however, are sometimes devoid of fact and tend to lack adequate context, if any at all.
 
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