Twitter CEO visits India, set to host townhall meet
Today, Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, will be hosting a townhall meet in India. Dorsey landed in the country on November 10 and will be meeting students at IIT Delhi at 12:30 pm. He is expected to hold discussions about the launch of a youth initiative by Twitter, and would also meet IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad during the tour. Here's more.
Dorsey tweeted about his India visit on November 10, noting that this is his first trip to the country after a long wait. Then, on the same day, he flew to meet Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama. He hailed Dalai Lama as an 'amazing teacher' and also poked a bit of fun by thanking the leader for not pulling out his nose ring.
(my first time here after a lifetime of wanting to experience it)— jack (@jack) November 9, 2018
After meeting Dalai Lama, Dorsey flew to Jaipur and posted photos from the Pink City. These were the last direct updates from the Twitter boss, but we can expect more from today's townhall meet. Dorsey is expected to hold discussions with IIT Delhi students, talking about the role of youth in shaping the political and social scene in the country.
Though Twitter is widely used in India, Dorsey's visit and townhall meet could further bolster the popularity and reach of the platform, especially considering the growing number of smartphone and internet users in the country.
Apart from that, Dorsey is also rumored to meet India's IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in a bid to discuss ways of curbing malicious and hate speech on the platform. The discussions could revolve around preventing the misuse of the platform in the run-up to General elections, which are scheduled for 2019. Also, Twitter could strengthen its management team in the country.