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Twitter pulls out of SXSW because of coronavirus concerns – Source CNET Tech

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Twitter is pulling out of the SXSW conference and festivals for 2020 over coronavirus concerns, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed Monday. 

A blog post from Twitter on Sunday noted that the company is adjusting its travel policy. “On February 29, we informed our people and started notifying partners that we are suspending all non-critical business travel and events,” the blog post said. 

Twitter’s attendance would have included a keynote address from CEO Jack Dorsey, as well as a larger presence from the company. In past years, Twitter has hosted speakers and events at its “Twitter House.”

Twitter provided additional guidance Monday afternoon,…

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