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Guardian CEO: “Twitter Is the fastest way to break news now” [Video]

July 30, 2013

Twitter drives more referral traffic for key breaking news stories to The Guardian than any other social media platform, said Guardian News & Media CEO Andrew Miller during his speech at the recent #TweetsFromTheTop Twitter event for chief executives.

As reports, the biggest breaking news story of 2013 —whistleblower Edward Snowden exposing the NSA surveillance of the public — first appeared on The Guardian’s Twitter account. The story set a one-day traffic record for, attracting nearly 7 million unique browsers.

“Twitter is the fastest way to break news now,” Miller said, “[It’s] core to what we do… on a daily basis.”



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