Nov 30, 2021

Parag Agrawal: India celebrates new Twitter CEO

Mr Agrawal joined Twitter in 2011 and rose through the ranks to become the firm's chief technology officer. Many took to Twitter to applaud his appointment, pointing out that he is now the youngest CEO of an S&P 500 company. In a statement on Twitter on Monday, Mr Dorsey wrote, "Parag has been behind every critical decision that helped turn this company around. He's curious, probing, rational, creative, demanding, self-aware and humble. My trust in him as our CEO is bone deep." As the chief technology officer at Twitter, he was responsible for the company's technical strategy, leading work to "Improve development velocity while advancing the state of machine learning across the company", the firm said. His appointment as Twitter's CEO comes at a time when the social media giant and the Indian government have been at odds over free speech and fake news on the platform.

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