- Individuals aware of the matter acknowledged that Kaul give up the microblogging web site within the first week of January, and can proceed with the corporate till the tip of March to assist the transition.
By Deeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 02:52 AM IST
Twitter India’s public coverage head Mahima Kaul has resigned from her put up citing private causes, a senior govt of the social media agency confirmed on Saturday. Kaul mentioned she has stepped down from her function within the agency to take a while off.
Individuals aware of the matter acknowledged that Kaul give up the microblogging web site within the first week of January, and can proceed with the corporate till the tip of March to assist the transition. The job itemizing has been made public on Twitter’s web site. “At the beginning of this 12 months, Mahima Kaul determined to step down from her function as Twitter Public Coverage Director for India and South Asia to take a well-deserved break. It’s a loss for all of us at Twitter, however after greater than 5 years within the function we respect her want to deal with crucial individuals and relationships in her private life. Mahima will proceed in her function until the tip of March and can assist the transition,” Twitter international coverage head Monique Meche mentioned in an announcement.
Information of Kaul’s resignation comes at a controversial time for the web site, which got here underneath fireplace from the Ministry of Electronics and Info Know-how for “violating Indian legislation” by not taking down tweets associated to “farmers genocide”. Meity despatched Twitter a sternly worded discover, threatening the corporate with penal penalties if over 250 accounts and posts that have been flagged by the federal government weren’t blocked.
The agency, which blocked the accounts on Monday, restored them shortly after as stating that they constituted “free speech” and have been “newsworthy”. The lifting of the native ban got here within the backdrop of widespread outrage in opposition to Twitter for censoring free speech. The accounts are nonetheless accessible.
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