Austria

The Austrian government’s attempt to establish a lasting presence on Twitter was thwarted in November 2011 after it came under heavy criticism for using fake profiles to post positive comments on their Facebook page. Since then the government has been contemplating a new social media strategy, but has halted all its social media activities.

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Translation: This twitter account was reserved for the leader of the SPÖ, Werner Faymann and is currently not actively used.

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Translation: The Facebook page of the Chancellor is online and we are now also on Twitter ;)

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Translation: As previously announced, we are now pleased to be part of the Twitter community! http://bit.ly/ig0um1