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Twitter embraces UK's policymakers after eventful year

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Twitter has told the BBC it now wants to work closer with government and policymakers in the UK.

The site has revealed that there are over 10 million active tweeters across the nation.

The site's UK general manager Tony Wang said it is a priority to "protect and defend" the voice of those users.

It has been a year since Twitter opened its UK operations. It has faced tough questions over privacy and regulation.

The network said it now has over 140 million active users worldwide. In the UK, 80% of active users access the site through their mobile, compared to 55% globally.

Now, Mr Wang said the company is looking to work closer in the public sector. As part of a massive worldwide recruiting push, the company is hiring a public policy manager.

Mr Wang said the new recruit would work with "the government, various ministries, members of parliament as well as law enforcement".

"There are a number of different needs that they have - and there's a lot of very unique ways that they're using Twitter," he added.

Read More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18057930

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