Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | March 13, 2018

The Nuclear Tweeter – How CTBTO’s Dr. Lassina Zerbo connects via Social media #socialUN

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“The amount of scientific expertise that we work with is unprecedented,” says CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo in an interview with UN Social 500, a leadership board of UN staff members on social media. Zerbo talks about his scientific background and his road to CTBTO, highlighting that “the work that the CTBTO does is… about understanding how science can drive policy.”

As the interview proceeds to discuss Zerbo’s presence on Twitter and the importance of being active on social media, he says “I have embraced [Twitter’s] use, I shock the international community by informing people about nuclear testing through Twitter.” He sees the importance of social media rooted in the fact that it keeps the international community up-to-date at a much faster pace than before, which is why “we strive to be the first to provide information on any events that we come across.” Zerbo also stresses that social media is not only used to disseminate information, but also to “shape the world of the future through [the youth’s] use of social media.” This is possible because, as he says, the youth are not controlled by what the media says, “they control it themselves.”

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