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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Monday, June 11, 2018

Trolling becomes new trend in international diplomacy | TheHill

When Iran’s supreme leader tweeted criticism of Israel on Sunday, Israel’s Embassy in the United States fired back with an image from the movie “Mean Girls” to poke fun at Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. 


While dismissed as internet trolling, experts say the embassy snark is part of a pattern of internet diplomacy increasingly used around the world amid a resurgence of populist rhetoric.

Governments seeking to please their most vocal political bases domestically are becoming cavalier with how they communicate with countries abroad — at least online.


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