India: Police visit Twitter offices over ‘manipulated’ tweet
25 May 2021 | 1:51 pm
vPolice in India's capital visited Twitter's offices to serve a notice about a tweet being tagged as "manipulated media." The post in question was by the ruling party's spokesperson Sambit Patra.
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Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is stepping down as chief executive of the company. He will be replaced by the current chief technical officer, Parag Agrawal, Twitter said. Mr Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter in 2006, has been serving as chief executive of both Twitter and payment firm Square.
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This week, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey announced he was stepping down as CEO, and named Parag Agrawal, the company's chief technology officer, as his replacement. Agrawal has played a key role in driving the "re-acceleration" of Twitter's growth and helped oversee its fledgling cryptocurrency initiatives and machine learning efforts, a possible nod to why the Indian-American may have been the top choice for the CEO position.
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