South Korea Appoints 'Twitter Officer' to Monitor Donald Trump's Tweets

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A man looks at a newspaper displaying an image of Donald Trump and coverage of the U.S. presidential elections, Seoul, South Korea, November 10, 2016. Ed Jones/Getty

South Korea's government has hired an officer to exclusively monitor U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's Twitter account.

The country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is particularly interested in tweets relating to Korea and northeast Asia, according to the JoongAng Daily.

The officer assigned to the new role will have the job of keeping a close eye on Trump's active social media account for foreign policy insights.

China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, but won't help with North Korea. Nice!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2017

The JoongAng Daily reported: "The Korean government is still in the process of building ties with Trump and does not have a lot of insight into his foreign policies—like most of the world.

"His 140-character posts are currently the most effective insight into policies of the incoming administration."