Rahul Gandhi Shares Selfie With Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
Since his arrival, Jack Dorsey has met the Dalai Lama, and will also be visiting IIT Delhi on Monday.
Twitter Co Founder and CEO Jack Dorsey “dropped in to chat” with Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday, 11 November. Sharing photographs from their meeting, Gandhi tweeted about their conversation.
“Jack explained some of the steps being taken to keep those conversations healthy and to tackle the menace of fake news,” Gandhi wrote on his Twitter page.
Dorsey landed in India earlier in November and tweeted that it’s his “first time here after a lifetime of wanting to experience it”.
Since his arrival, he has met the Dalai Lama.
Misleading Information a Critical Problem: Dorsey
On Monday, Jack Dorsey visited IIT Delhi, where along with addressing students he also answered Tweets addressed to him.
The Twitter CEO, responding to a tweet from a user, said that the problem with fake news and misinformation is "when it misleads people into taking an action.”
Describing misleading information as “dangerous”, Dorsey added that “it's the context of the information, it is the intent behind the information and if it is intending to mislead. We need to understand and pick out the misinformation and make sure it does not gain an impression beyond its earned reach.”
Specifying that misleading information is the 'critical problem', Dorsey said, “We need to make sure we are not identifying misinformation but misleading information.”
He admitted that “we are not going to build the perfect solution” but the best way to deal with it is to stay ‘ten steps ahead’ of the problem.
Dorsey, however, did not mention any policies or action plans specific to India or the 2019 general elections.
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