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SoftBank’s Son ends Twitter absence over coronavirus worries – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO: Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) – SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son may not be the most prolific Twitter user, but he has ended a three-year absence on the platform to express concern about the coronavirus outbreak, telling followers that he would “take action.”

“It’s my first tweet in a long time. I am worried about the coronavirus situation,” Son (@masason) said late on Tuesday in his first tweet since February 2017 – which itself came about 18 months after the preceding tweet.

“I am considering what contribution I can make,” the SoftBank Group Corp chief executive said in response to a follower who asked him to use his power to do something about the outbreak.

“I will start to take action,” Son said without elaborating in a follow-up tweet on Wednesday, which garnered over 10,000 likes and 3,000 retweets in its first…

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