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Twitter 'fits perfectly' in India, says CEO Jack Dorsey

Social media platform looks to curb political interference ahead of key election

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, emphasized that the company needs "strong partnership with local government and with local journalists" to protect the integrity of elections. (Photo by Toshiki Sasazu)

TOKYO -- Twitter plans to step up efforts to curb attempts to interfere with elections in India and other countries, CEO Jack Dorsey said recently, as the company navigates growing scrutiny to establish a footprint in the South Asian country.

In an interview with Nikkei in early December in Tokyo, Dorsey said Twitter "fits perfectly" in India, the world's largest democracy, which is "very outward looking and diverse." He met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has 44 million followers on Twitter, in November and discussed how to promote international dialogue through the service.

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