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Back on Twitter, SoftBank's Son pledges to donate 1m masks

CEO posts after three-year hiatus, but immediately caught in storm

SoftBank chief Masayoshi Son said that he will donate 1 million masks.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son said Thursday he will donate 1 million masks to elder-care facilities and doctors, after backtracking on his original plan to offer free testing kits.

"I completed an order to procure [the masks]," Son said in a Twitter post Thursday night that was quickly retweeted thousands of times.

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