Diplomats ‘tweet’ down Madagascar embassy rumours
It seems that more and more people are using Twitter as a way of getting their message across (not me yet though…). When US diplomats became aware of rumours on the Internet that the deposed President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, had sought refuge in the US embassy in the capital Antananarivo, they decided they had to act quickly. If people believed the former President was in the Embassy there was a risk that opposition supporters may attack the building, so to dispel these rumours US officials used Twitter. Read the full story here.