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All you need to know about Parag Agrawal, the new India-born Twitter CEO

For Parag Agrawal, the IIT Bombay alumnus who has succeeded Jack Dorsey as the Twitter CEO, one of the biggest tasks at hand would be content moderation

Newly named Twitter CEO Agrawal has emerged from behind the scenes to take over one of Silicon Valley's highest-profile and politically volatile jobs. (Ellian Raffoul/Courtesy of Twitter via AP)

Newly named Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal. (Ellian Raffoul/Courtesy of Twitter via AP)

Harshit Rakheja New Delhi
India-born Parag Agrawal, who until Sunday was the chief technology officer at Twitter, has succeeded co-founder Jack Dorsey as the chief executive officer of the social media giant. But what led to the exit of Dorsey? And what are the challenges facing Agrawal in his new role?
In September last year, some Twitter users had pointed out that the platform’s photo previews favoured white faces to black. They posted photos with a black person’s face and a white person’s face adjacent to each other. Twitter’s photo preview showed the white faces more often.

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First Published: Nov 30 2021 | 5:04 PM IST

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