Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, met Congress President, Rahul Gandhi, and discussed various steps the social network was taking to curb the spread of fake news and boost healthy conversation on its platform.
“Twitter has grown into the most dominant ‘conversation’ platform globally. Jack explained some of the steps being taken to keep those conversations healthy and measures being taken to tackle the menace of fake news,” Gandhi tweeted.
Jack Dorsey, the Co Founder & CEO of Twitter dropped in to chat this morning. Twitter has grown into the most dominant “conversations” platform globally. Jack explained some of the steps being taken to keep those conversations healthy & to tackle the menace of fake news. @jack pic.twitter.com/TCkj6st4rl
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 12, 2018
Dorsey arrived in India on November. When he arrived, Dorsey tweeted that his “first time here after a lifetime of wanting to experience it”.
On the day of his arrival, Dorsey met the Dalai Lama, whom the Twitter boss called an “amazing teacher”.
Thank you @DalaiLama. You’re an amazing teacher.
Also: thank you for not actually pulling out my nose ring, despite a lot of painful effort. pic.twitter.com/fEYtui5EY0
— jack (@jack) November 10, 2018
Dorsey was also expected to meet Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in the wake of the growing criticism over Twitter’s role in the spread of misinformation and fake news as India faces Assembly polls in five states ahead of the general elections next year.