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Zuckerberg breaks Twitter silence

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By John Glenday, Reporter

January 19, 2012 | 2 min read

Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg has broken cover on rival social network Twitter by penning his first tweet in years.

The social networking king made the exception to alert his followers to a Facebook post in which he expounded upon his opposition to new laws intended to control the internet – currently wending their way through the US congress.

The last tweet send by Zuckerberg, known as @finkd, was on 13 March 2009.

Zuckerberg tweeted: “Tell your congressmen you want them to be pro-internet.”

This followed up a broader piece he’d written for Facebook: “The internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world. We can't let poorly thought out laws get in the way of the internet's development. Facebook opposes SOPA and PIPA, and we will continue to oppose any laws that will hurt the internet.

“The world today needs political leaders who are pro-internet. We have been working with many of these folks for months on better alternatives to these current proposals. I encourage you to learn more about these issues and tell your congressmen that you want them to be pro-internet.”

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