Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Triggers Outrage With ‘Smash Brahminical Patriarchy’ Placard


New Delhi: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who was India recently, got flak on Twitter for holding a sign which said ‘Smash Brahminical Patriarchy’.

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed the importance of global conversations on social media platforms.

- Advertisement -

After his meeting, Dorsey tweeted pictures from his meeting and said: “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!” In response, Modi said: “Delighted to meet you @jack! Happy to see the passion with which you’re leading @Twitter. I enjoy being on this medium, where I’ve made great friends and see everyday the creativity of people.”

Dorsey, who is on his maiden trip to India, has already met Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Twitter, which counts India among its priority markets, has a large number of politicians in the country on its platform who engage with residents and extensively use it around elections.

The company has also launched its #PowerOf18′ initiative aimed at encouraging Indian youth to contribute to public debate and participate in civic engagement in the upcoming election season.