All Whites Are Racists: Agrawal, CEO of Twitter
A 2010 tweet from newly installed Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal resurfaced on the social media platform hours after taking over from founder Jack Dorsey.
In the tweet, the Indo-American said there was no difference between whites and racists.
“If they don’t distinguish between Muslims and extremists, then why should I distinguish between whites and racists,” Mr Agrawal said tweeted.
At the time of filing this report, Peoples Gazette could not verify whether he was speaking for himself or citing a third party because he did not attribute the citation to anyone.
A Google search of The Gazette’s statement did not reveal any related source other than Mr Parag’s tweet. Mr Agrawal then tweeted that he was quoting someone from a segment of the Daily Show that took place that night in 2010.
A Twitter spokesperson did not immediately respond to The Gazette’s request for comment when reached on Monday.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced his resignation on Monday, saying Twitter’s chief technology officer Mr Agrawal would take his place.
Mr Agrawal had said freedom of speech was no longer a focal point for the social media company before taking office as the head of business.
“Our role is not to be bound by the First Amendment, but our role is to serve a healthy public conversation and our actions reflect things that we believe lead to a healthier public conversation,” Mr. Agrawal in an interview with MIT. Technology review last year.
“The kind of thing we do about it is to focus less on thinking about free speech, but on how times have changed,” he added.