There are many things the world needs to thank South Asians for but right now we are all grateful to Indian-American Ms. Vijaya Gadde for spearheading the decision of permanent suspension of Donald Trump’s Twitter account!
When the rioters reached Capitol Hill on January 6th, it became abundantly clear that Trump’s social media posts were a source of instigation and encouragement to the people who indulged in domestic terrorism beyond what we could have imagined.
On January 9th, Gadde, Twitter’s head of Legal, Policy and Trust and Safety issues, tweeted “The account of @realDonaldTrump has been permanently suspended from Twitter due to the risk of further violence. We’ve also published our policy enforcement analysis–you can read more about our decision here.”
The account of @realDonaldTrump has been permanently suspended from Twitter due to the risk of further violence. We've also published our policy enforcement analysis – you can read more about our decision here: https://t.co/fhjXkxdEcw
— Vijaya Gadde (@vijaya) January 8, 2021
Born in India, Gadde moved to the US as a child and grew up in Texas, where her father worked as a chemical engineer on oil refineries in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gadde family then moved to the east coast, where she completed her high school in New Jersey.
A graduate of Cornell University and New York University Law School, Gadde spent almost a decade at a Bay Area-based law firm working with tech startups before she joined the social-media company in 2011.
As a corporate lawyer, Gadde operates in the background herself mounding policies, but her influence has helped shape Twitter for most of the past decade. And with Twitter’s increasing role in global politics, Vijaya Gadde’s role became more pivotal and visible.
As reported in Fortune, she was in the Oval Office when Twitter co-founder and chief executive officer Jack Dorsey met with US President Donald Trump last year and even joined Dorsey when he met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2018.
Instyle magazine listed her in “The Badass 50 2020: Meet the women who are changing the world.”
Apart from her stint at Twitter, Gadde is also a co-founder of Angels, an investment collective that backs start-ups and helps ensure that women receive equal compensation at successful companies.
More power to you Vijaya Gadde!!
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