Just Like Jack Dorsey, New Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal Backs #EndSARS
Findings have revealed that the new Twitter Chief Executive Officer, Parag Agrawal, played a part in condemning police brutality and assault on Nigerian youths like his predecessor Jack Dorsey.
Naija News understands that Agrawal took over leadership of the micro-blogging platform following Dorsey’s resignation on Monday, November 29.
Announcing his resignation earlier, Dorsey said he decided to leave Twitter because it is “ready to move on from its founders.”
He stated that Agrawal was chosen to lead the company given his knowledge of the company and its needs.
Dorsey’s statement reads: “I’ve decided to leave Twitter because I believe the company is ready to move on from its founders. There aren’t many founders who choose their company over their own ego.
“There’s a lot of talk about the importance of a company being ‘founder-led.’ Ultimately I believe that’s severely limiting and a signal point of failure.”
Prior to his declaration as new Twitter CEO, Agrawal had in a tweet last year supported the #EndSARS protest, Naija News understands.
“Horrified to see what’s happening in Nigeria #EndSARS,” Agrawal’s tweet from October 2020 read.
In another news, Twitter announced a ban on sharing private photos, videos and other information of users without their permission.
The company stated in a blog post that if a user posts or media is shared without their permission, such posts would be removed.
They also maintained that before users will have permission to share a post they would have to file a first-person report or one from an authorized representative.
However, certain exceptions were made. The ban does not include media of public figures and others if the video and text are shared in the public interest or add value to public discourse.
The blog post read in part: “While our existing policies and Twitter Rules cover explicit instances of abusive behaviour, this update will allow us to take action on media that is shared without any explicit abusive content, provided it’s posted without the consent of the person depicted. This is a part of our ongoing work to align our safety policies with human rights standards, and it will be enforced globally starting today.”