Senior Member
How would you translate declencher in this context?

Mercredi 30 juin, deux députés inscrits sur Twitter ont tour à tour déclenché une polémique sur ce système permettant de publier très rapidement de courts messages sur Internet.
My try:
On Wednesday, June 30, two deputies subscribed to Twitter, one after the other, triggered off a controversy about the system that allows to quickly publish short messages on the Internet.
  • BAlfson

    Senior Member
    USA - anglais
    Again, you don't need the "off" in American. Although some might understand either verb with "off" in some situations, all of us would need to stop and think about what was intended.

    Cheers - Bob
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