Nov 23, 2017

German parliament Twitter ban derided by MPs

German MPs have reacted indignantly to an attempt by the new speaker to restrict their use of social media during sessions in parliament. Anke Domscheidt-Berg from the left-wing Die Linke party tweeted that she had heard about the Twitter ban on Twitter itself. Other MPs have told German media that they would ignore the ban. Dorothee Bär from Mr Schäuble's Christian Democrats told Funke Mediengruppe: "Social media, when used right, is the digital counterpart to the glass dome of our parliament building as symbol and means for transparency." Social media's impact on the German political landscape has been more limited than in other countries, Deutsche Welle reported.

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