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Manx Government contests Prime Minister's map tweet

Wed, 25 Jun 2014


The Isle of Man has found itself the topic of a Twitter storm following an ill-advised Tweet posted from 10 Downing Street yesterday.

In a call for unity ahead of the Scottish vote on independence Prime Minister David Cameron posted a picture of a map of the United Kingdom which featured the Isle of Man.

The Manx Government then sent a public message asking for the Tweet to be corrected as the Island is not part of the UK - it was subsequently re-tweeted well over 300 times.

The incident has resulted in hundreds of new followers to government's Twitter feed and calls for the Prime Minister to 'get his facts right'. 

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