Sweden to End Twitter Experiment Letting Ordinary People Be Nation's Voice

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 18/09/2018 15:59

It was a radical experiment in free speech, even for Sweden: Give ordinary and not-so-ordinary people the chance to be, more or less, the official voice of a nation. After seven years of Twitter posts on topics as varied as manga comics, ugly sweaters and the dangers of prescription drugs, Sweden is calling it quits.

Since 2011, control of the Twitter account @sweden has been handed to a different person each week, allowing the curators to tweet about almost anything they please. At the end of September, after 356 curators and more than 200,000 tweets, the experiment will end.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/world/europe/sweden-twitter-account.html

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