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Hashtag Diplomacy

From Michelle Obama's "BringBackOurGirls" tweet to the Islamic State's Instagram pictures of grisly executions, social media have become a popular tool in international relations. But their effectiveness is still in question, given that the sensational often gets more attention than the official. Tech Tuesday explores how governments are grappling with the challenge of influencing world opinion via social media.

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