Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in controversy by posing with 'anti-Brahminical' poster

Dorsey was photographed holding a poster that read ‘Smash Brahminical patriarchy’

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Nov 22, 2018 5:03 PM Updated: Nov 22, 2018 5:03 PM
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Social media site Twitter was recently caught in a controversy after its Founder & CEO Jack Dorsey was photographed holding a poster that read ‘Smash Brahminical patriarchy’. In the photo, Dorsey is seen posing with women, including journalists, writers and activists. The picture was shared by one of the woman journalist at the event.

The photo upset many users who accused Dorsey of attacking one particular community.

As the criticism mounted, Twitter India issued a statement defending Dorsey.

“It is not a statement from Twitter or our CEO, but a tangible reflection of our company's efforts to see, hear, and understand all sides of important public conversations that happen on our service around the world,” read a tweet posted on Twitter India’s handle.

“Recently we hosted a closed door discussion with a group of women journalists and change makers from India to better understand their experience using Twitter. One of the participants, a Dalit activist, shared her personal experiences and gifted a poster to Jack,” another tweet read.

Dorsey came to India on November 10 and has reportedly visited several places and met several dignitaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. He has left India now.

Twitter has over 326 million users all over the world and India has a big share in this number.

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