Twitter Plays Part in Downfall of Indian MP

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While many politicians set up Twitter accounts in their names but hand over the Tweeting reins to their underlings, it was refreshing to see Shashi Tharoor, a prominent and net savvy former Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, actively using Twitter himself to connect with citizens. Unfortunately for Tharoor, Twitter was one of the main instruments that forced his resignation last week over allegations of improperly using his influence as a politician for personal gain.

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