‘Enjoy Being On Twitter’, Says PM Modi After Meeting Twitter CEO

Jack Dorsey also met Dalai Lama and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on his maiden trip to India. 

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Photo of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and PM Narendra Modi. 

After a meeting with Jack Dorsey on Tuesday, 13 November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “delighted to meet” the Twitter CEO, and that he enjoyed being on the social media website as he had made "great friends.”

Twitter Co-Founder Dorsey, too, posted pictures from his meeting with PM Modi, saying:

“Thank you Prime Minister @narendramodi for having us today. I enjoyed our conversation about the importance of global conversation. Also: thanks for the ideas for Twitter!”

Dorsey, who is on his maiden trip to India, met Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

Many politicians in the country use Twitter, which counts India among its priority markets, to engage with citizens and use the platform during elections.

Twitter CEO’s Meeting With Rahul Gandhi

On 11 November, Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted pictures of his meeting with Dorsey and said: “Jack explained some of the steps being taken to keep those conversations healthy and to tackle the menace of fake news.”

The company has launched its #PowerOf18' initiative that aims to encourage the Indian youth to contribute to public debate and participate in civic engagement in the upcoming election season.

Addressing a townhall at IIT-Delhi on 12 November, Dorsey vowed to check the spread of fake news, but said that there is no one single solution to the multi-variable problem.

“In a number of conversations, it has become more important that we scope the problem as tightly as possible because fake news or misinformation as a category is way too big.”
Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO

If certain content is found to be misleading, it is the company's job to ensure that such information is picked out and prevented from spreading, Dorsey had said. Social media giants such as Facebook and WhatsApp have taken steps, including sensitisation programmes, to stop the menace of fake news across the country.

(With inputs from PTI)

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