March 6, 2014

Online Trolling: A New Tactic in Diplomacy

Adam Taylor, Washington Post

The Associated Press

On Wednesday afternoon, not long after Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Paris and appealed for calm, the U. S. State Department sent out an unusual statement

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