Prominent German politician defends departure from Twitter

One of Germany's most prominent politicians is defending his decision to leave Twitter, which was questioned by some political rivals

Habeck said in an interview with Sunday's Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper that Twitter "is a medium one can use or not." He added "there is a democratic majority in Germany that views Twitter skeptically."

Habeck's move has been greeted with some skepticism. Christian Lindner of the pro-business Free Democrats said that "you have to show the flag where people argue and you have to fight for positions."