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The Ultimate Guide To What Politicians Can And Cannot Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC]

It must be tough to be a politician these days. They’ve always been scrutinized, but now that social media is part of their toolkit there are infinitely more ways for the political elite to slip up in the public’s eye.

Here’s an infographic covering what politicians can and cannot post to Twitter, Facebook, their blogs and more, which will hopefully prevent a future Wiener-gate or two.
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Swiss Politician Loses Job After Offensive Tweets

Neutral Switzerland? Not on Twitter!

A Swiss politician has lost his job and his political post after calling for a new Kristallnacht against Muslims and mosques.
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South Korea Twitter Ban During Elections Overturned

South Korean lawmakers have overturned a ban on Twitter during elections, opening up the network to politicians who want to get their campaign messages out to tweeting citizens.
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Yet Another Chatty Politician Feels The Pain Of Oversharing On Twitter

A staffer in the office of Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) has been let go following some over-the-top comments he made on Twitter. Despite the multitude of politicians who have been caught with their pants down, so to speak, on social media lately, it appears as though there are still some who refuse to learn the difference between professionalism and the type of crazy stuff this former staffer tweeted.
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World’s Second Twitter Libel Case Ends in Tens of Thousands of Pounds in Damages Paid

If Courtney Love’s case wasn’t lesson enough, here’s another one to make you pause before you hit “tweet”: the world’s second Twitter libel case has been settled in favor of the individual alleging defamation in 140-characters or less. A British politician will pay damages of £3,000 and the legal fees of the plaintiff.
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Fidel Castro Soars Past 100,000 Followers

He might not be in the realm of Gaga or Bieber, but Fidel Castro is making his own Twitter mark: he’s reached and surpassed the 100,000 follower count. Not bad for a former leader of a country with the lowest internet penetration rate in the Western Hemisphere.
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Texas Governor Rick Perry Blocks Media from his Twitter Account, Twitter Reacts

In a move that runs counter to the open nature of Twitter, Texas Governor Rick Perry has blocked several members of the Texas media from accessing his Twitter account.
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Canadian PM Takes to Twitter to Speak to Canadians About Future of the Internet

Canadian internet users have been up-in-arms about a recent law that would see caps put on their internet usage and severe per-gigabyte costs on anything they do online. While Canadians have grown increasingly vocal about this new regulation, the government had remained relatively mum – until last night. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper went public yesterday in favor of reviewing, and possibly retracting, the regulation, bypassing traditional media and choosing instead to speak to Canadians via Twitter.
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Another Political Twitter Blunder: Prankster Takes Over @LeaderHoyer Account

It seems like politicians just haven’t been able to figure out how to transition from one Twitter name to another without hitting some bumps on the road to a new identity. During the midterm elections this past November, several politicians switched their Twitter handle to better represent their new position, most notable @SpeakerPelosi being ditched in favor of @NancyPelosi when Peolsi lost her position as the Speaker of the House. However, not every transition has been so smooth: Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer’s old account was taken over by a prankster, and tweeted some rather embarrassing messages during the President’s State of the Union earlier this week.
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