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Factbox: Who is Twitter's new CEO Parag Agrawal?

Twitter tests overhaul of process to flag harmful tweets
Twitter tests overhaul of process to flag harmful tweets   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  
By Reuters

<div> <p> – Twitter Inc on Monday promoted company insider and technology head Parag Agrawal to replace Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey.</p> <p>The social media networking platform joins tech giants Apple, Amazon and Alphabet in tapping a company insider for the top job.</p> <p>Here are some facts about Agrawal:</p> <p><span class="caps">DECADE</span> <span class="caps">WITH</span> <span class="caps">TWITTER</span></p> <p>Agrawal joined Twitter as a software engineer and has been with the company for over a decade. He was appointed chief technology officer in October 2017.</p> <p>He oversaw Twitter’s technical strategy and was responsible for improving the pace of software development, while advancing the use of machine learning across the company.</p> <p><span class="caps">PROJECT</span> <span class="caps">BLUESKY</span></p> <p>Since December 2019, Agrawal has also been working on Project Bluesky, an independent team of open source architects, engineers and designers to combat abusive and misleading information on Twitter.</p> <p>Bluesky is seeking to introduce a new decentralized technology, the idea being that Twitter and others will become clients of Bluesky and rebuild their platforms on top of the standard, Dorsey has said previously.</p> <p>EX-<span class="caps">MICROSOFT</span>, <span class="caps">YAHOO</span> <span class="caps">EMPLOYEE</span></p> <p>Before joining Twitter, Agrawal worked at Microsoft Corp, Yahoo and AT&T Labs Inc in their research units, according to his LinkedIn profile.</p> <p><span class="caps">STANFORD</span> <span class="caps">GRADUATE</span></p> <p>Agrawal has a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.</p> <p/> </div>