Who is Vijaya Gadde?
Vijaya Gadde (born 1974) is an American attorney formally working as the policy, safety lead director and a chief legal officer and general counsel of Twitter.
In 2014, she was described by Fortune as the most powerful woman on Twitter’s executive team, though she was later joined by Chief Marketing Officer Leslie Berland.
She convinced then-CEO Jack Dorsey not to sell political advertisements during the 2020 United States presidential election. She has spoken in defense of the decision by stating, “It wasn’t about anything other than, ‘This is the right thing to do for us as a company.'”
An Indian-born female Twitter executive received a barrage of abuse following a Musk tweet
Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s top lawyer, faced abusive comments on the platform after prospective owner Elon Musk responded to a right-wing activist about a “censorship” issue.
“Suspending the Twitter account of a major news organization for publishing a truthful story was obviously incredibly inappropriate,” Musk told YouTuber Saagar Enjeti on April 27.
He was responding to Enjeti’s post about a Politico story in which Twitter’s “top censorship advocate” Gadde allegedly cried during a meeting to discuss Musk’s acquisition; she was responsible for censoring a New York Post story on the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop, the veracity of which was later verified.
After Musk’s remark, other Twitter users started trolling the Indian-born policy chief. They flooded her mentions with sexist and racist vitriol. CEO Parag Agrawal, himself of Indian origin, was also enveloped in some of the attacks.
Vijaya Gadde Biography, Wiki
India-born Vijaya Gadde is the Legal, Public Policy & Trust and Safety Lead at Twitter. Gadde is an alumna of Cornell University (1993-97), where she pursued her BS in Industrial and Labour Relations, after which she enrolled in New York University’s School of Law (1997-2000).
She joined the law firm, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, as an associate in 2000 and remained there till 2007. After that Gadde joined Juniper Networks as Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, Corporate.
Gadde joined Twitter in 2011 as Director, Legal. She was subsequently appointed as the General Counsel in 2013. Gadde is also the founding partner of investment collective Angels, formed in 2015.
The executive, who has been facing severe criticism for her Twitter leadership, has also been criticised for being pivotal in the removal of Donald Trump from the platform.
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Vijaya Gadde Career
Before joining Twitter in 2011, Gadde spent nearly a decade working at the Silicon Valley law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She was also senior director in the legal department of Silicon Valley technology firm Juniper Networks.
While at WSGR, Gadde worked on the 2006 $4.1 billion McClatchy Co.-Knight Ridder Inc. acquisition and acted as counsel to the New York Stock Exchange’s Proxy Working Group and Committee on Corporate Governance.
She has also announced Twitter’s hiring of researchers to study the health of discourse on the platform.
In 2018, Gadde joined Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for meetings in India where they talked with several Dalit activists about their experiences on Twitter; after the meeting, the activists gave Dorsey a sign reading “Smash Brahminical Patriarchy,” which he was later photographed holding.
The photograph attracted controversy, with some critics calling the sentiment discriminatory against Brahmins while others deemed it an appropriate response to caste- and gender-based oppression in India.
Gadde responded to the social media furor with an apology in a series of tweets, “I’m very sorry for this. It’s not reflective of our views. We took a private photo with a gift just given to us – we should have been more thoughtful. Twitter strives to be an impartial platform for all. We failed to do that here & we must do better to serve our customers in India.”
She was one of the key officials at Twitter involved in the decision to suspend the account of former American President Donald Trump.
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Who is Vijaya Gadde?
Vijaya Gadde (born 1974) is an American attorney formally working as the policy, safety lead director and chief legal officer, and general counsel of Twitter.
How old is Vijaya Gadde?
Vijay Gadde is currently 47 years old.
What is Vijaya Gadde’s religion?
Vijaya Gadde is Hindu.
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