President Jokowi Appreciates Twitters Role in Digital Democracy
Date 18 Februari 2016
After visiting the offices of Facebook, Google, and several start-up companies, President Joko Jokowi Widodo accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana visited the headquarters of Twitter, in San Fransisco, the United States, on Wednesday (17/2) at 4:25 p.m. local time.
Upon his arrival, the President and his entourage were directly welcomed by the CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey. Short after, the national anthem Indonesia Raya (Great Indonesia) was reverberated from a piano.
At Twitter headquarters, President Jokowi met several Indonesian Twitter employees, and conducted a meeting with Twitters CEO and executives.
On the occasion, President Jokowi extended his appreciation for Twitters important role in digital democracy, and as the world’s most important media platform which spreading positive values for the society as well as good governance.
I hope Twitter increase its partnership with Indonesia in conveying the messages of humanity, such as disaster response as well as strengthening the spread of tolerance, moderation, and peace, President Jokowi said.
Before leaving the building, Presiden Jokowi posted a kultwit (lecturing via tweets) containing the messages of tolerance and peace.
I call on @Twitter to spread the message of worlds tolerance and peace, President Jokowi said through his twitter account.
Before leaving the headquarters of Twitter, the national anthem Indonesia Raya (Great Indonesia) was once again reverberated from a self-playing piano. (AS/ES/EN) (RAS/MMB/YM/Naster)