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UAE/Dubai: Global influencer Mohammed Bin Rashid

Federal Vice President and prime minister and Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum’s status as a player in the global soft power stakes was underlined when a visit to Dubai by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey was spun as a celebration of the decade since MBR joined the social media platform in June 2009. MBR has more than 9.7m followers (he calls them “participants”) on Twitter; his feed contains 5,659 messages in both English and Arabic, on personal and political themes.

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