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June 13, 2012 10:49 am

Sweden Backs Twitter Outreach in Face of Jewish, Nazi, Gay Comments (PHOTO)

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Abrahamsson's twitter posts. Photo: Twitter.

WSJ – Two days after the Swedish government’s innovative Twitter program gained widespread attention, the experiment took a unexpected turn when the woman currently in charge of the account used it to make comments about Jewish and gay people.

Sweden hands over the keys to its Twitter account, @Sweden, to a new citizen each week. This week’s official tweeter, Sonja, who describes herself as a 27-year-old mother in her Twitter bio, began asking questions and making observations that have elicited strong responses, as we noticed this morning.

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