Vijaya Gadde, 45 year old immigrant from India and Twitter’s top lawyer, spearheaded the decision to permanently suspend former US President Donald Trump’s twitter account.
Ms Gadde, the company’s head of Legal, Policy and Trust and Safety issues, on Twitter said: “The account of @realDonaldTrump has been permanently suspended from Twitter due to the risk of further violence. We’ve also published our policy enforcement analysis–you can read more about our decision here.”
As pressure was mounting on Twitter for not taking any action against Trump for his “inciting tweets”, the tech giant finally suspended Donald Trump’s Twitter handles for the fear of “further incitement of violence” that broke out at US capitol.
Twitter’s latest move dispossesses Trump of a potent tool he has used to communicate directly with the American people for more than a decade.
Ms Gadde moved to the US as a child where her father worked as a chemical engineer on oil refineries in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gadde family then moved to the east coast, where Vijaya completed her high school.
After completing her graduation from Cornell University and New York University Law School, Gadde spent almost a decade at a law firm based in Bay area working with tech startups before joining the social media giant, Twitter in 2011.
*inputs from NDTV and ANI