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Twitter India head Manish Maheshwari given new role in US

This week, Twitter also found itself at odds with the Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi

By Jasleen Kaur -- August 13, 2021 9:22 pm -- Updated:August 13, 2021 9:30 pm

In a major move that comes in the backdrop of a tussle between Twitter and the Indian government, the social media giant has decided to not appoint any country director for its operations in India. Twitter India's current managing director Manish Maheshwari has been given a new role in the US.

Besides this, Twitter India will now be guided by a 'leadership council' with its key executives reporting to Twitter's overseas executives.

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"Thank you to @manishm for your leadership of our Indian business over the past 2+ years. Congrats on your new US-based role in charge of revenue strategy and operations for new markets worldwide. Excited to see you lead this important growth opportunity for Twitter," Yu Sasamoto, the Vice President of Twitter's Japan, South Korea and Asia Pacific division, tweeted.

Two months ago, Manish Maheshwari was issued multiple notices by the Ghaziabad police in relation to an assault video of an elderly man that surfaced on the social media site and created an uproar.

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Earlier, Twitter had said it was worried about the safety of its staff in India, following police visits to its offices in Delhi and Gurgaon as part of a probe related to the firm's tagging of some BJP leaders' posts as manipulated.

"Right now, we are concerned by recent events regarding our employees in India and the potential threat to freedom of expression for the people we serve," Twitter had said in a  statement.

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"We, alongside many in civil society in India and around the world, have concerns with regards to the use of intimidation tactics by the police in response to enforcement of our global Terms of Service," the statement added.

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This week, Twitter found itself at odds with the Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi, as they slammed the social network for blocking a tweet over the alleged rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl, saying the platform was playing partisan politics.

-PTC News with inputs from agencies

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