President Emmanuel Macron has stated on record that it’s about time France signed up for a twitter account.
Speaking at the Viva Tech conference in Paris, France, Macron outlined how his government would slash the red tape that makes it difficult for him to tweet, and cited US President Donald Trump as an example of what can be achieved if a Head of State regularly uses social media.
France’s Head of Online Communities Mrs. Ava Tarr said, “Mr. Macron wants to tweet as regularly as Donald Trump. Because he has just won a landslide election, there should be no shortage of new followers but he still needs to get his head around using hashtags and attaching gifs before he starts posting stuff that has a chance of going viral.”
“I want this country to become a country of unicorns,” the French President said during a keynote speech on Thursday according to a translation we suspect is incorrect because our European correspondent here at The W1nners’ Club only managed to get a grade ‘D’ in GCSE French.
Macron said that whilst France has been on Facebook for a while now, albeit only sharing the odd cute kitten picture, the time has now come for it to sign up to twitter as both the UK and Germany have over 2,000 followers each.
“I want France to attract new entrepreneurs, new researchers, and be the nation for innovation and start-ups and you can’t really achieve this if you’re not on Twitter. Instagram’s great for sharing pictures of food and landscapes which is why we tend to get more likes than the British on that particular platform, but if you really want to be taken seriously for all things entrepreneurial then it’s Twitter all the way. We’re even considering signing up to one of those ‘make money online whilst working from home’ schemes once the President works out how to schedule his tweets,” Mrs. Tarr added.