Sweden’s official Twitter account will no longer be run by random Swedes, account to be shut down

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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    Sweden is rightly famous for many things — its natural beauty, its health care, its wealth, Ikea — but one of the country’s most public achievements, its Twitter, doesn’t always come up in those conversations. Since 2011, the Swedish Institute has handed over the keys to the country’s official Twitter account to a new Swede every week, letting them tweet anything they want. The goal was to show the country as it really existed through the eyes of its various citizens.

    “Through the stories of the various curators, not one Sweden is conveyed, but several,” the government wrote on its official project website. “In an age of mass communication and increasing globalisation, a country depends largely on how it is perceived abroad,” it continued. “Sweden’s development and future prosperity depend on strong relations with the outside world and a more active exchange with other countries in many areas.”

    As of this month, however, the project is dead. After 365 curators, 119,000 new followers, and more than 200,000 tweets, the current host of the account, Erik, will be the last average citizen to hold the reins.
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Are they going to give it directly to islamists as they are doing with the rest of the country?
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    probably....
     
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    FFS.

    Want me to spew out random prejudice about greeks?


    And BTW. The tread title is quite misleading since the account is being shut down completely.
     
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    I edited the title to reflect this.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Again?

    I never said something bad about Sweden in general, but go ahead, spew your shit. Because clearly Greece is the main problem of Sweden.
     
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    Liqourice Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, in what way is "Are they going to give it directly to islamists as they are doing with the rest of the country?" not about Sweden in general?

    I'm so fucking tired of reading all this shit about us giving the country away from people who've never even set foot in this country and clearly have no clue as to what they're talking about. That's my point, I know pretty much nothing about greece so I DO NOT take stuff I hear as some kind of truth.

    But go ahead, bash stuff you're completely ignorant about.
     
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    I have never been to Sweden, but I have friends who are FROM Sweden who lived there all their life. I am not talking out of my ass. But hey, if I (or they) are the problem and not everything else that is going there (related to what I mentioned), fine. It's your country.
     
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    Whatever they're saying I have no idea but it's just pure nonsense. I live in one of those "No go zones" they talk about and I don't see a shit of what they're talking about. So yeah, perhaps you should come here and see for yourself before speaking about it.
     
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    Are you muslim or leftist by any chance?
    Between you and others who I know and are friends of mine, I will rather trust them.
    Have a nice day.
     
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    Judging a person or group of people by their religion alone is dehumanizing. If you're going to dehumanize, at least do it the right way and adhere to statistics instead of the word-of-mouth of any number of people you personally know.
     
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    There are plenty of them in this country too. There is plenty of history with them too. I am not judging a group just because of what I am told about Sweden.
     
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    Christ I like you mate, but idiot comment is idiot :rolleyes:
     
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    It was a joke, but someone got their panties in a twist and I couldn't stop.
     
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    i LoL'd
     
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    What does it matter what I am? You keep your racist slur to yourself.

    And now you claim it was a joke? Pitiful of you to not stand up for what you say.

    But anyways, I really don't want to stay on this forum if racism like this is allowed.
     
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    Come on guys, lets break it up.
     

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