Social media fuelled uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya so it is not surprising to see the Libyan National Transitional Council set up a Twitter account (@ntc_of_libya) as early as March 2010 in support of the goals of the February 17 revolution. The account is dormant since June 2011 but the Libyan government has opened an official account in mid-December 2011.
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The tweets of the Libyan government are mainly news alerts from the government and its members, their visits, meetings, press conferences, and interviews on TV stations. The tweets also talk about Cabinet decisions regarding restructuring of different industry sectors like education and health, after the revolution. Further, the government and its agencies use Twitter as a means to advertise job vacancies, scholarships, tenders, and bids for the government procurements. The tweets are in Arabic only.