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The Twitter Threat

Never in the history of written communication could 140 characters have the impact that they can have now. Two weeks ago, after gaining access to the Associated Press’s main Twitter account (@AP), the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) posted a fake tweet reporting two explosions in the White House and the injury of President Barack Obama. Within seconds, US financial markets dropped by about 1%.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

China’s New Leader Needs Grip on Wacko Next Door

Few news items over the past year had more entertainment value than one concerning the Onion and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

It was funny enough that the faux-news website named the double-chinned Kim the sexiest man of 2012. More entertaining still was that the People’s Daily, the stern mouthpiece of China’s Communist Party, fell for it.

Read Here – Bloomberg

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