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04 January 2012

Murdoch Joins Twitter, Praises Obama

It has been confirmed that embattled media mogul Rupert Murdoch has joined social media site Twitter this week, accruing over 100,000 followers in a number of days.

The founder and Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, whose British papers have been the main target of investigations into phone hacking, has joined the internet debate, voicing his opinions on the American Caucuses and US President Barack Obama.

In recent tweets, Mr Murdoch spoke of Mr Obama's "first class education policy", while speaking about the highly controversial anti-terrorism law recently passed that could see US citizens jailed or even executed without trail, Murdoch tweeted: "Obama decision on terrorist detention very courageous - and dead right!"

Also receiving the 80-year-old's praise was Scottish "fellow antiestablishmentarianist" Alex Salmond and controversial New York Billionaire Mayor, Mike Bloomberg.

However, despite his ambition to join the 21st century, Murdoch doesn't seem to be fully fluent in Twitter's idiosyncratic codes, posting two cryptic tweets that appear to be errors.

(DW)



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