Curing Malaria in 140 Characters or Less

U.S. actor Ashton Kutcher recently challenged CNN to a Twitter race in an effort to raise awareness about the worldwide malaria epidemic. Kutcher pledged to donate 10,000 malaria nets to the non-profit organization Malaria No More on World Malaria Day (April 25th) if he beat CNN to 1 million Twitter subscribers. The actor received criticism for the publicity stint with many saying the nets do not truly help address the malaria epidemic. Kutcher narrowly beat CNN in the Twitter race and donate 10,000 nets, which was matched by CNN. Not to be outdone, Oprah donated 20,000 malaria nets as well.

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